When the early versions of Shiny were released in 2012, my career changed forever.
I’m not exaggerating. Shiny generalized data analysis – instead of tweaking code and parameters and plots every time a client needed to see a slight variation of existing output, I could build a user interface that would produce the same analysis for ANY inputs.
The researcher could check for themselves, without needing a round trip back to me. We could move faster, and more effectively.
Five years late, Shiny has no equal.