In yesterdays Video Tutorial we showed a pretty simply State Machine that was automated by AMUSE – one of our other Sample is the Traffic Light State Machine first shown on Teched in Berlin.
When we built this sample it was very interesting that the Actual control of the LED’s was not a Problem for Rizo and Alex two of our Senior Dev’s. Yet it took them a while to have the model right! – When watching them build the Demo I could really see how this way of working changes the Development approach. Enterprise Architects view of the State Machine helped them to discuss how the Traffic Light should behave. They could try out their behavior without looking into Code. For complex systems this gives a very nice opportunity to integrate non software specialists in the Design.
What we also show with this demo is that you can build Software Mocks of real Hardware:
And in the end everything was tied together with the Hardware: