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Gekko UI #

When you launch Gekko UI, you start a basic nodejs webserver with 3 components:

Gekko UI Frontend #

The frontend is setup as a very basic vue app. Additionally the following libraries are used:

The vue app itself uses the following libraries:

Developing for the Gekko UI frontend #

You first need to install all developer dependencies so the frontend app can be recompiled on your machine.

cd gekko/web/vue
npm install

After this you can launch a hot reload version of the app which will automatically recompile the frontend and reload your browser:

# path to webserver
cd gekko/web
# launch the server - we use this API
node server

# path to vue app
cd vue
npm run serve

Gekko UI is now served from port 8080, the webpack dev server will compile the vue app (in memory) and intercept all calls to the app itself (/dist/js/app.xxx.js) and serve the in memory app. It is important to note that this UI still talks to the API served from the node server command (on default http://localhost:3000/api).

If you have configured Gekko to run on non standards ports (using the UIconfig), you can have your config applied to the development environment by copying gekko/web/vue/dist/UIconfig.js to gekko/web/vue/public/UIconfig.js.

Compiling the Gekko UI frontend #

Note: as part of the compilation process Gekko will reset the UIconfig in both gekko/web/vue/dist/UIconfig.js and gekko/web/vue/public/UIconfig.js. Only compile if you are ready to lose your personal changes.

When you are done developing you can compile the app using these instructions:

# path to vue app
cd gekko/web/vue
npm run build