boB has been involved in software development since 1972 when he started programming FORTRAN on punch cards. In 1993 boB started working with SQL Server 4.2.1 and has developed, tuned and administered every version since. boB has written or has been the technical reviewer on several books such as the 70-462 Training Kit for SQL Server. boB is one of only five people worldwide that has both the SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 Certified Architect certifications. Additionally, boB has the MCM, MCSM, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT certifications. boB has also helped develop 10 certification exams in the SQL Server and .NET space over the years. boB was a guest judge with Buck Woody for the web reality series – 'Be the next Microsoft Employee' boB is a professional magician and mentalist which is where the unique spelling of his name comes from.