state machine engine

08:45 Jul 24, 2018
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
English term or phrase: state machine engine
the process-skid library includes a state machine engine, which engineers can use to develop custom behaviors that match the features of their specific skids
Rik Schraag
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Kitty Brussaard


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The term state machine (or state engine) is commonly used to describe an encapsulated software application that provides a container for each state’s sequencing logic and enforces the state transition rules so that you do not have to write application software to do so.

A Finite State Machine (FSM) or finite state automaton or simply a state machine is a model of behavior composed of a finite number of states, transitions between those states, and actions.

Note: The state machine is used synonymously with state engine.
A state machine represents the sequence of states that an object goes through during its life-time in response to the events. It captures the unique characteristics of an object at distinct periods of its life-cycle and the events that trigger the changes.

Diagrams of the state machine in Unified Markup Language (UML) depict the various states that an object could be in and the transitions between those states. In many modeling languages, it is common for this type of a diagram to be called a state-transition diagram or even simply a state diagram.

A state represents a stage in the behavior pattern of an object, and like UML Activity Diagrams, it is possible to have initial states and final states. An initial state, also called a creation state, is the one that an object is in when it is first created. A final state is the one in which no transitions lead out of. A transition is a progression from one state to another and is triggered by an event that is either internal or external to the object.

En zie bijvoorbeeld ook de MS Language Portal (state machine >> toestandsmachine, statusmachine, statuscomputer):

state machine >> toestandsmachine
A graph of states and transitions that describes the response of an object of a given class to the receipt of outside stimuli. A state machine is attached to a class or method. A statechart diagram represents a state machine.

Note added at 15 hrs (2018-07-25 00:28:45 GMT)

En zie bijvoorbeeld ook

Kitty Brussaard
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agree  Roel Blomsma: 'toestandsmachine' should be right
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  -> Hartelijk dank, Roel.
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