Shiny Server (Pro) 1.5.7

2018-04-11 Joe Cheng
Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro are now available. Highlights for this release are a major-version Node upgrade, support for HTTP gzip/deflate compression and (optionally) secure cookies, and numerous bug fixes. We’ve also dropped support for some Linux distro versions that have reached their end of life. Shiny Server Upgrade to Node v8.10.0. Dropped support for Ubuntu 12.04 and SLES 11. Support gzip/deflate compression for HTTP responses. Read more →

DT 0.4: Editing Tables, Smart Filtering, and More

2018-03-29 Yihui Xie
It has been more than two years since we announced the initial version of the DT package. Today we want to highlight a few significant changes and new features in the recent releases v0.3 and v0.4. The full changes can be found in the release notes. Editable tables Now you can make a table editable through the new argument datatable(..., editable = TRUE). Then you will be able to edit a cell by double-clicking on it. Read more →

Shiny Server (Pro) 1.5.6

2017-12-11 Alan Dipert
Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro are now available. This release of Shiny Server Pro includes floating license support and Shiny Server contains a small enhancement to the way errors are displayed. We recommend upgrading at your earliest convenience. Shiny Server Use HTTPS for Google Fonts on error page, which resolves insecure content errors on some browser when run behind SSL. (PR #322) Shiny Server Pro 1. Read more →

pool package on CRAN

2017-11-17 Bárbara Borges
The pool package makes it easier for Shiny developers to connect to databases. Up until now, there wasn’t a clearly good way to do this. As a Shiny app author, if you connect to a database globally (outside of the server function), your connection won’t be robust because all sessions would share that connection (which could leave most users hanging when one of them is using it, or even all of them if the connection breaks). Read more →

Shiny Server (Pro) 1.5.4

2017-09-12 Alan Dipert
Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro are now available. Both the new Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro releases include bug fixes and enhancements, and we recommend upgrading at your earliest convenience. Shiny Server Clickjacking protection can now be enabled using the frame_options directive. This directive was already available in Shiny Server Pro, but is now available in Shiny Server as well. A bug that caused "Error: Can't set headers after they are sent. Read more →

Shiny Dev Center gets a shiny new update

2017-08-29 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
I am excited to announce the redesign and reorganization of, also known as the Shiny Dev Center. The Shiny Dev Center is the place to go to learn about all things Shiny and to keep up to date with it as it evolves. The goal of this refresh is to provide a clear learning path for those who are just starting off with developing Shiny apps as well as to make advanced Shiny topics easily accessible to those building large and complex apps. Read more →

Registration open for rstudio::conf 2018!

2017-07-12 Roger Oberg
RStudio is very excited to announce that rstudio::conf 2018 is open for registration! rstudio::conf, the conference on all things R and RStudio, will take place February 2 and 3, 2018 in San Diego, California, preceded by Training Days on January 31 and February 1. This year’s conference will feature keynotes from Di Cook, Monash University Professor and Iowa State University Emeritus Faculty; and J.J. Allaire, RStudio Founder, CEO & Principal Developer, along with talks from Shiny creator Joe Cheng and (no-introduction-necessary) Hadley Wickham. Read more →

Introducing learnr

2017-07-11 Garrett Grolemund
We’re pleased to introduce the learnr package, now available on CRAN. The learnr package makes it easy to turn any R Markdown document into an interactive tutorial. Tutorials consist of content along with interactive components for checking and reinforcing understanding. Tutorials can include any or all of the following: Narrative, figures, illustrations, and equations. Code exercises (R code chunks that users can edit and execute directly). Multiple choice quizzes. Read more →

RStudio adds a new Starter Plan, More Active Hours, and a Performance Boost to

2015-08-24 Roger Oberg
Five months ago we launched Since then, more than 25,000 accounts have been created and countless Shiny applications have been deployed. It’s incredibly exciting to see! It’s also given us lots of data and feedback on how we can make better. Today, we’re happy to tell you about some changes to our subscription Plans that we hope will make an even better experience for Shiny developers and their application users. Read more →

Announcing General Availability

2015-02-26 Roger Oberg
RStudio is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of is an easy to use, secure, and scalable hosted service already being used by thousands of professionals and students to deploy Shiny applications on the web. Effective today, has completed beta testing and is generally available as a commercial service for anyone. As regular readers of our blog know, Shiny is a popular free and open source R package from RStudio that simplifies the creation of interactive web applications, dashboards, and reports. Read more →