[sf-perl] Crowd Funding For Pinto

Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer jeff at imaginative-software.com
Fri Apr 12 10:44:07 PDT 2013

On Apr 12, 2013, at 2:39 AM, Dan Dascalescu wrote:

> Just wanted to say that I'm very pleasantly surprised at the amount of funding that a somewhat obscure (to my perception) project like Pinto got. I used to be more active in the Perl community a few years ago, and now I still use Perl for scripting, but much less often than Meteor (the really cool Node.JS real-time web app framework). Anyhow, glad to see Perl is definitely not dead.

Pinto is still a young project.  It started while I was consulting for Genentech in 2010, and I've continued working on it since then.  Stratopan is a new business for hosting repositories of Perl modules that we're building on top of Pinto (imagine GitHub for Perl modules).

I don't expect Stratopan to ever become a $100M enterprise -- not like the projects you'll have at Blueseed (very cool, by the way).  But Perl is used in nearly every major business in some way or another.  Many of them are legacy systems, but those are often the systems that pay most of the bills.

Perl doesn't enjoy the buzz it once had because there are so many other voices in the room now (Ruby, Python, Node, etc.).  But it's definitely not dead.


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