Through hiring of Boxiang Sun, one of the key community contributors,
Nexedi is sponsoring Pyston development with one full time employee.
Lille, January 11th, 2016
Last November Nexedi hired Boxiang Sun, key community contributor to the development
Pyston, a performance-oriented Python implementation open-sourced by Dropbox.
With this vested interest in the advancement of Pyston, Nexedi ensures progress
in core technologies underlying many of its open source software solutions.
A few months ago, Nexedi welcomed Boxiang Sun into its team of open source
software developers. Boxiang studied at Kunming University of Science and Technology
majoring in Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems before
becoming fully involved in programming in the Google Summer of Code 2014. As
one of the key community contributors to
Pyston, a performance-oriented Python implementation built using LLVM and
modern JIT techniques, Nexedi decided to hire Boxiang to allow him to concentrate
full time on Pyston development.
Boxiang Sun, explains: "For me working with Nexedi is a great opportunity, because it
allows me to focus on my contributions for Pyston while also benefitting from the
expertise of other Nexedians. In addition, I now have a full open source stack
written in 100% Python at my hands to play around, experiment and evaluate Pyston
against, so I couldn't be happier."
Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, adds: "Our short term goal is to accelerate ERP5 open source ERP/CRM and Wendelin industrial big data system thanks to pyston just-in-time compilation. Having native support of NumPy by pyston is essential for native performance data analysis. We will use pyston to run supervised machine learning algorithms of scikit-learn and apply them to customer relation or preventive maintenance."
Jean-Paul Smets continues: "The main task of Boxiang is thus to
to Pyston. This includes identifying sections that don't work properly or differently
than with CPython
and fixing them, eventually making Pyston a more performant alternative to
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Pyston (pronounced "piston") is an open source Python implementation that aims
to be both highly compatible and high-performance. It uses modern JIT techniques
and natively supports many CPython C extension modules.
Pyston was started by Dropbox in 2013 and open-sourced in 2014. It aims
to provide a performance-orientated solution usable on large Python codebases.
Pyston's ongoing work by Nexedi on lab.nexedi.comPyston's ongoing work by Nexedi on github.comPyston Github RepositoryPyston BlogPyston Tech Talk
Nexedi was founded in 2001 with the creation of the ERP5
project and today is one of the largest open source software publishers in Europe.
Nexedi has developed and deployed ERP5 in wide range of industries around the world - from
aerospace, apparel, banking and healthcare to government, automotive and tolling.
The open source nature of ERP5 eliminates licensing costs and provides full
freedom to update and customize an ERP as business requirements evolve with no
single vendor lock-in.
Besides ERP5, Nexedi offers hosting and customization services for many of their
open source solutions including
for cloud deployment and Wendelin,
a solution for Big Data and Machine Learning applications.
Nexedi is putting strong emphasis on reasearch and participes in various European
to advance open source technologies, provide innovative free software solutions
and uphold data privacy.
Nexedi provides 24/7 support to corporations and governments wishing to migrate
their mission critical applications to open source software solutions.
For more Information:
Nexedi S.A. | www.nexedi.com | www.erp5.com