Episode 13: Inside Plumber 1.0 (Barret Schloerke Part 2)

In episode 13 of the Shiny Developer Series, we continue our conversation with RStudio software engineer Barrett Schloerke to highlight how you can integrate Shiny apps with custom APIs written in R via the plumber package! You’ll see awesome demonstrations of the key features that are part of the brand new plumber 1.0 release, including brand new serializers and parsers for custom objects, a new tidy API compliant with magrittr pipelines, utilizing asynchronous execution, and more.

Resources mentioned in the episode

Episode Timestamps

0:00 - Intro

1:14 - Introduction to plumber

4:14 - Example of plumber API

7:14 - Pipeable interface for plumber

9:19 - plumber’s new hex logo!

9:24 - Serializers in plumber

13:04 - Parsers in plumber

14:30 - as_attachment for serializers

15:50 - Demo of downloading an attachment from API

16:07 - A consistent way to check for plumber APIs with available_apis()

18:50 - Async processing in plumber

24:23 - Demo of the plumber documentation UI

29:20 - Example of decoupling data source from Shiny app

29:50 - Episode wrapup

Barret Schloerke
Software Engineer
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Eric Nantz
Creator & Host
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Curtis Kephart
Community Lead