What is “The Bit Corner?”

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When I was attending Arizona State University, I had my first class in microprocessor programming. The teacher would challenge us by having us write a program that did something in the least number of instructions. He would tell us his solution “did it in 23 instructions”; extra credit was given to those who could beat it.

For a select few of us, this wasn’t just another college course to survive. This was our first real taste of how microprocessors worked, and it was fascinating. Here was a wonderful new toy that would do our bidding, if we just asked in the right manner. We spent several hours trying to beat the teacher, sometimes succeeding, sometimes not.

For our efforts, the teacher nick-named us the “Bit Corner” – the group of people who wanted to get involved with the new world of computers down to the last bit.

That’s the spirit behind The Bit Corner, Inc. It’s the desire to always push forward, to learn more, to come up with innovative solutions to problems.

– Steve Hontz, President

“Who” is The Bit Corner?

Steve Hontz

The Bit Corner is me, Steve Hontz.  I’ve been programming computers since I was 10 and I’ve spent the last 12 years as an independent consultant. I specialize in all things SQL Server, starting with version 6.5 and on up through 2008.  I also do quite a bit of web development, both on Windows and Linux systems, utilizing ASP.NET/SQL Server or PHP/MySQL.

If you’ve got data somewhere, and you want it somewhere else, or twisted or transformed in some way, I can pretty much figure it out.

Am I an expert?  Sheesh… with all the new technologies today, who can be an expert at everything?!?  However, what sets me apart is that I’m especially good at bringing diverse technologies together to create innovative solutions.  Whether it’s TSQL programming, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, Javascript, HTML, CSS, I’ve got the skills to make it work.  When you’ve been programming for as long as I have, you realize that all languages are the same- it’s just the syntax that’s different.

As they said in grade-school, I “play well with others”.  But, I’m also self-motivated and don’t require much hand-holding.  I’ve developed projects all the way from gathering requirements, through analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation.  So, I’m comfortable working on any and all parts of a project.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about your next project.

What else can I tell you about myself?  Oh yeah – I also do videos.  (Big Sony Vegas fan.) Plus, I’m actually a bona-fide inventor – you can see my patent here.