Eric Lippert is a principal developer on the C# compiler team at Microsoft. He has worked on the design and implementation of the Visual Basic, VBScript, JScript and C# languages and on Visual Studio Tools For Office, and is a member of the C# language design team. When not writing or editing books about C#, Eric does his best to keep his tiny sailboat upright. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Leah. He is the author of many publications, including but not limited to, Visual Studio Tools for Office and most recently, contributing author to Essential C# 5.0 with Mark Michaelis.