[sf-perl] Catalyst survey

Quinn Weaver quinn at fairpath.com
Wed Nov 5 18:39:25 PST 2008

Some Catalyst folks are looking to write a book on the subject.  If you
use Catalyst, you can help them (to make a case to potential publishers)
by answering the survey below.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jay Hannah <jay at jays.net>
> Date: November 5, 2008 5:56:36 PM PST
> Subject: [pm_groups] Fwd: IMPORTANT - help us estimate the size of  
> the Catalyst user base
> Please forward to your local group if you deem this appropriate.
> Thank you,
> j
> Omaha.pm
> Chief pm.org ticket monkey slacker
> From: Kieren Diment <zarquon at cpan.org>
> Date: November 5, 2008 7:51:35 PM CST
> Hi All,
> Apologies for the cross-posting, I'm trying to representatives of as
> many organisations as possible who use Catalyst as possible to reply
> to this email.
> We need your assistance to help estimate the number of users of
> Catalyst.  Matt Trout and I have written a proposal for a Catalyst
> book, and while we have a well known, credible publisher interested,
> they want the assurance that the market for the book is large enough
> to make it worth their while.
> If you could take the time to provide the following information (I've
> set reply-to to me for your confidentiality, and so that we don't
> pollute the list with this stuff) this would be really useful.  I'll
> also let you know the results of this survey when I have them.
> I will treat this information in confidence, and will only use
> aggregated data so that you or your organisation will not be
> identifiable in the report I make on this data.
> There are about 1000 subscribers on the catalyst mailing list, and I'd
> hope for a response rate of about 10% (i.e. about 100 replies).  The
> information I'm collecting is likely to result in an outcome that is
> useful to you in a commercial way, so your participation would be much
> appreciated.
> Please try to ensure that only one person from your organisation
> answers these questions.
> 1.  What country are you in?
> 2.  How many people are on your team?
> 3.  How many of those people are writing code with Catalyst?
> 3a.  If there are non Catalyst coders on your team, how many of the
> whole team would you like to be writing Catalyst code?
> 4.  How many people using Catalyst on your team are subscribers to the
> Catalyst mailing list?
> 5.  How many people writing Catalyst code on your team use the
> #catalyst irc channel on irc.perl.org?
> 6.  These two questions are about the potential for the growth of
> Catalyst usage in your organisation.
> 6a.  How many people do you think will be using Catalyst in your
> organisation in 12 months time?
> 6b.  How many people do you think will be using Catalyst in your
> organisation in 2 years time?
> Thanks for your cooperation.  If you know of any teams who are users
> of Catalyst but that do not subscribe to the Catalyst mailing list, or
> are on the IRC channel, please forward this email to them.
> Thanks.
> Kieren Diment
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