Pinto Users, Please Stand Up!
A local company has been experimenting with Pinto for a couple weeks and they asked me to come chat with them. So I met some of their developers yesterday and we talked about how Pinto might improve their build process. The conversation was great and we learned a lot from each other.
But when they asked me "who uses Pinto?" I didn't have a good answer. I can show them all the forks on GitHub, or tell them how many times getpinto.stratopan.com has been hit, or list all the crowdfunding contributors, but none of that really answers their question.
The simple truth is, I don't really know who uses Pinto. The CPAN infrastructure just doesn't provide a way of counting -- let alone identifying -- who uses a module. But it is a perfectly reasonable thing for any Perl developer to ask. Adopting a new development tool like Pinto can require a significant investment of time and energy, and investments always have some amount of risk. So its only natural to wonder who else is shouldering those risks.
The next time someone asks me who uses Pinto, I want to have a better answer for them. If you use Pinto, please stand up and be counted by leaving a comment here with the name of your company (or client). Or better still, write a blog post about where and how you use Pinto and I'll gladly link to it from the brand new Stratopan blog.