The node server runs the system on the console and the browser runs the web application functioning as a user interface.
Once you fire up the system, things start happening on the console and the browser…
On the Console
Node JS runs several servers—the server-side of the system—on the same console window. A few seconds later, bots are fired up to start fetching data from the exchange, as well as processing candles and a few basic indicators.
Note: The console must be open for as long as the system is running. Feel free to minimize it, but keep in mind it will later display valuable information.
On the Browser
The system opens your default browser and loads the web application that functions as a user interface.
Now you are ready to learn the basic operation of the system. You will learn how to browse markets, run a first backtest, and try a live trading session, to get the feel for how things work.
Note: How much time it takes for historic data to be retrieved from exchanges, processed, and rendered on the charts depends on several things, including your machines’ processing power. Expect to see the first few candles populating the charts 20 to 40 minutes after firing up the system.