Ralf Westphal is editor-in-chief of the leading Visual Basic magazine in Germany:
. In addition
to this he works as a freelance consultant on Visual Basic projects, Internet
technologies like XML, and database-driven web sites. Since 1998 he is also a Microsoft
and a speaker at developer conferences, workshops, and
seminars on topics like COM object models, scripting, or XML.
The past years
Ralf has devoted to his company Mey & Westphal RIPOSTE Software - of which he was a
co-founder -, a manufacturer of highly specialized software for the roller-shutter
In addition he has worked as a technical leader on projects for
international companies like Digital Equipment Italy, Milan, and ISE Inc., Washington
Ralf lives with his wife in Hamburg, northern Germany, very close to a beautiful
inner-city lake, the Alster. He is very happy to be able to work from home most
of the time.