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Where did the notion of the product in a category first appear?

In his book, Category Theory[1], Awodey writes the following about it: Next, we are going to see the categorical definition of a product of two objects in a category. This was first given by Mac Lane ...
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Philosophy behind category theory

Category theory represented a huge change in the way the community thought about mathematics, leaving its the set theoretic nature behind and bringing up the importance of arrows between the objects ...
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Was object oriented programming influenced by the mathematical category theory?

Object oriented programming (OOP) is a programming model where code and data are encapsulated into units called objects that behave semi-autonomously. Interaction between objects is arranged through ...