Note on embedded systems – As the world becomes more computerized, embedded systems and enterprise systems are becoming intermixed. Sensors and such now dot the globe, and the data roll-ups from these nodes can best be handled by SOA-enabled systems. To get a view, we spoke recently with UML co-creator Grady Booch, who is paying close attention these days to the future of ‘systems of systems’ software engineering, and who, as always, provides a unique perspective. He told SearchSOA.com that the effects of systems of systems cannot altogether be foreseen, and that designers should be mindful of this going forward. It looks like there is quite a ride ahead!