I am a professional developer working for one of the top 5 credit card companies in the world. I have been using BASIC in general since the early 1980's and Visual BASIC since 1994.
I specialize in databases - JET and SQL.
I also create interfaces between different type of computers - Main Frames and UNIX.
I have weathered the 16bit to 32bit conversion and have worked with Win 3.0, 95, NT, NT Server, Novell, MAPI, TCP/IP, Sockets, ActiveX, HTML...