Day 17: golem

Welcome back for the 17th day of the #packagecalendar, today we will be taking a look at the golem package by Colin Fay. The golem package provides is an opinionated framework for building production-grade shiny applications.

The package is available from CRAN and can be downloaded with


This post is going to be quite different simply because it can be quite hard to illustrate shiny development in a short-form blog post. I’ll instead provide a bunch of links to great resources that you can go to to learn how to use golem. This list is very similar to the one found on the package website.