Episode 23

Tales of Shiny in production with Pedro Silva


May 27th, 2022

1 hr 17 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

One of the common themes seen throughout the Shiny Developer Series is that effective Shiny development is much more than just getting an application to work! Other important considerations include applying Shiny to high-profile projects, ensuring a production-grade code base, and even building robust tooling to assist with development. I have the pleasure of discussing these with Appsilon software engineer and Shiny frontend developer Pedro da Silva! You will hear Pedro's practical advice on the many developer-friendly packages and tools he uses for production Shiny development, a detailed walkthrough of his (Shiny contest) award-winning Shiny Decisions application, and his recommendations for taking your Shiny development skills to the next level.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00:05 Episode Introduction

00:02:49 Appsilon, Shiny consulting

00:07:49 The wonderful 'black magic' of Shiny

00:09:55 Custom Shiny apps in the enterprise. Number one theme: migrating from excel

00:17:45 Demo of Shiny app game Shiny Decisions

00:22:55 A code walkthrough of Shiny Decisions <//br>
00:32:55 On styling Shiny Decisions

00:50:45 The value of learning a little javascript to improve your Shiny apps

00:51:55 Book recommendations for integrating Javascript into your Shiny app and improving UI

00:52:55 Pedro on jQuery for Shiny

00:56:05 Advice for building Shiny apps in production

01:10:05 Advice for people seeking a career in data science with R and Shiny