About Pier-Luc Bonneville and this blog

Pier-Luc Bonneville

My name is Pier-Luc Bonneville, but you can call me PL.

I’m an experienced software developer with over 16 years of full-stack experience, predominantly in ASP.NET using C#.

My career journey so far

In the first 7 years of my career, I held various positions, learning about ships and inspections, trains, and the enigmatic world of Corporate Services. Throughout these roles, I adapted my skills as a developer, primarily working on custom-built .NET applications.

Seven, being a lucky number for some, marked a turning point for me. I decided to take on a new opportunity: redesigning and migrating a corporate website. After extensive research, I chose Umbraco, an open-source .NET web content management system.

This year-long experience led me to stay in the same office, but in a new role as a developer supporting custom .NET applications, SharePoint, and learning to navigate the winding roads of Dynamics CRM/365.

In the latest chapter of my career, I have now joined the dark side, as the Manager of the Application Development Team. As a Manager, I understand the importance of staying updated with technology and encouraging those around me to do the same. To quote Richard Branson (Virgin): “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” In a small team, there is no room to remain static.

When I’m not working, I transfer my passion to the classroom, teaching future developers the ins and outs of our field.

Outside of coding…

When I’m not in front of my computer or in the classroom, you’ll find me travelling the world with my lovely wife and daughter, brewing beer with my friends, reading a book, rollerblading (in the summer), or skiing (in the winter).

Why a blog?

I’ve always benefited from articles, posts, and ideas shared by other developers and tech enthusiasts. I love to explore, and while technology may still not come easy to some, it can now and then create magical or at least “Eureka” moments. Perhaps my train of thought and ideas will lead your creativity to interesting places…

If you’re as passionate about software development as I am, join me in exploring the fascinating world of technology. I’d love to hear from you! Let’s connect and exchange ideas on Twitter, Reddit, or LinkedIn.