My name is Paul Vick, and I am a computer programmer based in Seattle, WA mostly specialized in language and database programming. I’ve worked for Microsoft for longer than I care to remember. During that long tenure, I’ve worked on a variety of projects, most notably Access (versions 1.0 through 97), Visual Basic (versions 6.0 through 10.0), and SQL Server (current version). Most of my time has been spent working on programming language processing in some form and I’ve done a lot of compiler work, most of it specifically targeted at the .NET Runtime. I’ve also done a fair amount of writing about a programming languages, including a specification for Visual Basic, a book on Visual Basic, and this weblog.