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Developing Shiny Apps in Databricks

Yifan Cao, Hossein Falaki, and Cyirelle Simeone announce something cool:

We are excited to announce that you can now develop and test Shiny applications in Databricks! Inside the RStudio Server hosted on Databricks clusters, you can now import the Shiny package and interactively develop Shiny applications. Once completed, you can publish the Shiny application to an external hosting service, while continuing to leverage Databricks to access data securely and at scale.

That’s really cool. Databricks dashboards are nice for simple stuff, but when you really need visualization power, having Shiny available is great.