Making Shiny apps faster with caching

Shiny's 1.6 has a new function, bindCache(), which makes it easy to dramatically speed up reactive expressions and output rendering functions.

Making Shiny apps faster with caching

January 21, 2021

Shiny's 1.6 has a new function, bindCache(), which makes it easy to dramatically speed up reactive expressions and output rendering functions. This allows many applications to scale up to serve several times more users without an increase in server resources.

Note: Shiny 1.6.0 isn't yet on CRAN, but will be in the next few days. In the meantime, you can install it with:

remotes::install_github(""rstudio/shiny@rc-v1.6.0"")

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Winston Chang

Winston is a software engineer at RStudio. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University and is the author of R Graphics Cookbook, published by O’Reilly Media.