October 2011

October 18, 2011

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Scott Robinson / Merchants Bonding Company


Using the state_machine gem

A finite-state machine or "state machine" is a common behavioral model used in computer programming. In a nutshell, a state machine can be in one of a finite number of states. An event or condition can then trigger a transition to another (or the same) state, and various actions can occur during a transition. (See Finite-state machine for more.)

Scott will discuss the state_machine Ruby gem, including

  • Why you might want to consider using the state_machine gem
  • Summary of functions/options provided by the gem
  • How we're using the state_machine gem at Merchants Bonding

Meeting Location

Foundry Coworking
1312 Locust, Suite 204
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

Downtown across from the world-class Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.