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Appsilon’s Shiny Masterclass is Now Available

Mastering Shiny with Appsilon: Building, Scaling, and Deploying Shiny Apps

Early this year at rstudio::global, Appsilon and RStudio held a 3-hour long Shiny Masterclass X-Session. We covered many popular Shiny topics, from beginner level to expert level. The full session recording is now available to the public on our YouTube channel. You can also find the session recordings on RStudio’s Blog. If you watch via YouTube, please subscribe to Appsilon’s channel for more R/Shiny tutorials!

This article summarizes the Shiny Masterclass session and provides timestamps for each section:

Shiny Masterclass Details

Here’s a list of topics covered in the 3-hour session:

  • Best practices for developing durable Shiny apps
  • Theming Shiny & R Markdown
  • Styling Shiny with CSS and SASS
  • Speeding up Shiny apps with updateInput and JavaScript
  • Guide to Shiny Open Source Packages
  • Scaling Shiny to hundreds (or thousands) of users
  • Shiny Innovations: shiny.react, shiny.fluent, and beyond

Also, you can learn some interesting things about bslib (R package which provides tools for creating custom Bootstrap themes) and thematic (R package which makes theming of R graphics simple). 


Session modules were presented by Appsilon and RStudio team members that are experts in Shiny, including:

R Shiny Masterclass: Section Guide

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:00 – Who is Appsilon?
  • 5:48 – Theming Shiny & R Markdown (bslib and thematic)
  • 29:00 – Styling Shiny with CSS and SASS
  • 53:00 – Speeding Up Shiny Apps
  • 1:11:00 – Guide to Shiny Open Source
  • 1:21:00 – Best Practices for Developing Shiny Apps
  • 1:43:00 – Scaling Shiny to Thousands of Users
  • 2:02:00 – Shiny Innovation – shiny.fluent, shiny.react, and beyond
  • 2:36:00 – Appsilon is Hiring!
  • 2:41:00 – Q&A

We’re Hiring

Appsilon is hiring for remote roles! See our Careers page for all open positions, including Senior R Shiny Developers. Join Appsilon and work on groundbreaking projects with the world’s most influential Fortune 500 companies. We hire globally, with team members in Europe, Africa, the UK, and South America.