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

Asaf Tzarfaty
Asaf Tzarfaty
3,740 Points

Getting an error in the console.

While a node js course I'm writing this code:

function printPoints(userName, badgeCount,points){
  var message = userName+' has ' +badgeCount+' total badges and '+points+' in javaScrpt';
console.log(message); 
}
var http = require("http");

var request = http.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/asaftzarfaty.json", function(response){
  console.log(response.statusCode);
  var body;
  response.on("data",function(chunk){
    body += chunk;
});
  response.on("end",function(){
              console.log(body);
});
});

I'm getting this error:

treehouse:~/workspace$ node app.js                                                                                 
_http_client.js:55                                                                                                 
    throw new Error('Protocol "' + protocol + '" not                                                               
    ^                                                                                                              

Error: Protocol "https:" not supported. Expected "ht                                                               
    at new ClientRequest (_http_client.js:55:11)                                                                   
    at Object.exports.request (http.js:31:10)                                                                      
    at Object.exports.get (http.js:35:21)                                                                          
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/treehouse/workspace  
   at Module._compile (module.js:541:32)                                                                          
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:550:                                                               
    at Module.load (module.js:458:32)                                                                              
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:417:12)                                                                            
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:409:3)    
   at Module.runMain (module.js:575:10) 

I really don't know how to handle this error.

1 Answer

jayshi
jayshi
5,950 Points

var request = http.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/asaftzarfaty.json", function(response){ console.log(response.statusCode);

you cannot use http to handle https.

var http = require("http"); 

you can change this into

var http=require('https');

hope this is helpful.