Posts Tagged ‘Finite state machine’

Introducing “Questions”

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

In the category “Questions” you can ask any question about Virtual Finite State Machines or about how to use StateWORKS development tools. Simply post a comment to this entry.

What is a state machine, again?

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

For many years we have been trying to popularize the correct concept of a finite state machine. In fact, we do not invent anything, we just present a state machine as defined ca. 60 years ago. In the beginning it had been applied to a design of hardware systems as software did not exist at that time. But the concept of a finite state machine is not bound in any way to the hardware; it is just a notation to describe a behavior and as such it is not bound to the physical implementation.


Getting started

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I received an email from John M. who is evaluating StateWORKS. He started with a fairly complex example that has confronted him with several issues that must be understood to use effectively our tools and the run-time system. Because of a general nature of his questions I put (with his acceptance) my answers into that blog.


Book critics

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Our book “Modeling software with Finite State Machines” has received quite good reviews. Recently, I read in Amazon two controversial reviews on which I commented to my friends in an email as follows: