Decoding State Machines: A Dive into Software Design Mastery

This article introduces state machines, a crucial concept in software design, defining a system's behavior through states, transitions triggered by events, and associated actions. Using a light switch example, it demonstrates key components and progresses from implicit to explicit designs, emphasizing modularity and code organization. You'll learn the basics, implementing state machines in code, and the significance of handling state transitions and events, enabling effective utilization in your projects.
There's a State in This Machine! - Massimiliano Pagani
Hardly you can find a concept so powerful yet so simple as the State Machine. It shouldn't come as a surprise that State Machines are so widespread, what may came as a surprise is how many bad...