Winning the LOB Challenge: Finite State Machines to the Rescue

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Winning the LOB Challenge: Finite State Machines to the Rescue

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Posted January 3, 2019 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies


My colleagues and I have visualized a line-of-business (LOB) application as a collection of finite state machines (FSMs) that model subjects and their interactions with each other. This immediately brings some much-needed structure to our application, while at the same time allowing it to be perfectly extensible. This structure will help us to automate the generation of LOB apps, as the problem now simplifies to specifying FSMs.