327: Working with State Machines

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We're joined by Jon Bellah and David Khourshid to talk about what a state machine is and what's not a state machine. We talk about state machines in React, login forms, going into the wrong state, fallbacks, game development, and working state machines into existing projects.


Jon Bellah

Jon Bellah

Web · Social

Front-end Engineer at TEDTalks


David Khourshid

Web · Social

Pianist and Web Developer, with a passion for animations, React, and statecharts. CSE team at Microsoft.

Time Jump Links

  • 3:20 What's a state machine?
  • 6:20 What is not a state machine?
  • 12:20 Do I automatically get a state machine in React?
  • 15:40 How would a login form work with state machines?
  • 21:40 Does it protect you from going to the wrong state?
  • 29:20 Trying to get our code above the fold.
  • 33:19 Sponsored by Jetpack
  • 34:49 How does a fallback work in a state machine?
  • 48:20 Game development and state machines.
  • 39:40 Can I bring state machines into existing projects?
  • 51:35 What is