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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Getting the Response Body

Matt Yost
Matt Yost
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 13,976 Points


When I run the application in the console I do not get any of the body text.. Just BODY: NaN. Maybe I have not looked thoroughly enough, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


//Connect to API URL
var request = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response) {
  //Read data
  response.on('data', function (chunk) {
    console.log('BODY: ', + chunk);
  //Parse data
  //Print data


request.on("error", function (error) {

2 Answers

Luciano Bruzzoni
Luciano Bruzzoni
15,518 Points

Hey, try taking out the + sign on your console.log function. You can either separate your arguments with a comma or do it all together by adding the strings with the + sign. In this case, you have the + sign after the comma, so it's thinking that there's something to add, and since there is nothing before it, it returns NAN. so you can do console.log("BODY: " + chunk); or console.log("BODY: ", chunk);

Hope that solved the issue!

here's mine

var http = require('https');
var user  = 'robohat'

var request = http.get('https://teamtreehouse.com/' + user + '.json', function(response){
    console.log('status code:', response.statusCode);
    console.log('headers:', JSON.stringify(response.headers))
    response.on('data', function(chunk) {
      console.log('BODY: ' + chunk);

request.on("error", function(error){

JSON.stringify(response.headers) that is what got the text going I think, and setEncoding.