Bodo Tasche 🔭 wants to give this talk

Introduction to Statemachines

Rails has this nice little feature called Enums. The introduction example is something like this:

class Conversation < ActiveRecord::Base
    enum status: [ :active, :archived ] 

And I think this is dangerous. States should be dealed with in a state machine. Why you ask? Because state changes usually have conditions attached to them. Only archive if ... . If you want to model something like that with enums, you end up with a horrible version of a state machine.

So let's see how we would do this in a "more cleaner way" with state machines.