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Upcoming events

Would you like to learn about Rhino hands-on? Join our events!

  • August 22, 2022: Enterprise-grade Shiny App Development with {rhino} led by Jakub Nowicki. The workshop will be held during the R/Medicine conference.
  • September 6, 2022: Creating Shiny Apps with Rhino led by Kamil Żyła. It will be a rerun of the workshop which was held shortly after the initial Rhino release.

Details (time, how to join) to be announced - come back soon!

Why Rhino?

Rhino allows you to create Shiny apps The Appsilon Way - like a fullstack software engineer. Apply best software engineering practices, modularize your code, test it well, make UI beautiful, and think about user adoption from the very beginning. Rhino is an opinionated framework with a focus on software engineering practices and development tools.

Rhino supports your work in 3 main areas:

  1. Clear code: scalable app architecture, modularization based on Box and Shiny modules.
  2. Quality: unit tests, E2E tests with Cypress, logging and monitoring, linting.
  3. Automation: project startup, CI with GitHub Actions, dependency management with renv, configuration management with config, Sass and JavaScript bundling with ES6 support via Node.js.

These features are often implemented using well-known packages. Rhino brings them all working together out of the box!

Read more: What is Rhino?


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Rhino documentation is divided into four sections, accessible from the navigation bar at the top:

  1. Tutorial: Start here to learn the basics.
  2. Explanation: In-depth articles on Rhino machinery and its design.
  3. How-to Guides: Step-by-step instructions for common tasks.
  4. Reference: A list of Rhino functions with technical details.

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