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2019-08-19 / Sébastien Rochette / development, docker, package, server, shiny

Dash with golem: First contact

{golem} has been developed to help building big Shiny application to put in production. What if {golem} could be used to build another popular interactive web application, recently made available to R programmers: Dash ? Dash, a newcomer in interactive web applications A few days ago, Plotly announced Dash now available for R. After reading this announcement, I thought this ...

2019-07-04 / Cervan Girard / shiny

Communication between modules and its whims

As part of the development of a Shiny application for production using {golem}, we recommend, among other things, working with Shiny-modules. The communication of data between the different modules can be complex. At ThinkR we use a strategy: the stratégie du petit r. We explain everything in this article. What is a module? A module is the combination of two ...

2019-04-30 / Colin Fay / package, shiny

Building a Shiny App as a Package

Shiny App as a Package In a previous post, I’ve introduced the {golem} package, which is an opinionated framework for building production-ready Shiny Applications. This framework starts by creating a package skeleton waiting to be filled. But, in a world where Shiny Applications are mostly created as a series of files, why bother with a package? This is the question ...

2019-03-04 / Colin Fay / development, package, shiny

Building Big Shiny Apps — A Workflow 2/2

Second part of the blog transcription of the talk I’ve given during the eposter session of the rstudio::conf(2019). Read the first part here. Building Big Shiny Apps: step by step Step 1: Designing Don’t rush into coding. I know you want to, because it’s what we like to do and what we are good at. But before entering the coding ...

2019-02-03 / Colin Fay / shiny, tips

A little trick for debugging Shiny

This is gonna be a short post about a little trick I’ve been using while developing Shiny Apps. (Spoiler: nothing revolutionary) A browser anywhere, anytime The first thing to do is to insert an action button, and a browser() in the observeEvent() watching this button. This is a standard approach: at any time, you just press this button, and you’re ...

2018-09-20 / Cervan Girard / docker, server, shiny, shinyproxy

Shiny application in production with ShinyProxy, Docker and Debian

You created some great Shiny applications, following our advice of Shiny packaging for example, and you want to put them into production, self-hosting, so that others can enjoy them, without limitations, on the Internet or on an internal server of your company? ShinyProxy is for you! ShinyProxy v2.0 has recently been released. What a great opportunity to talk about its ...

2018-05-16 / Vincent Guyader / development, package, shiny

Our Package template to design a prod-ready Shiny application

In this article, I will introduce the approach we use at ThinkR for Shiny applications we design. This is a relatively strict framework but designed to simplify our life and guarantee to deliver a “prod ready” application (whether it is launched locally, on shinyserver, Rconnect or via ShinyProxy with docker). This framework simplifies application maintenance and collaborative work. Edit: Better read ...