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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Making a GET Request with http

Christoph Walpert
Christoph Walpert
3,752 Points

Getting Unhandled error

Hi, on making the http request i get this error message, when I run my code in the console:

treehouse:~/workspace$ node app.js                                                                                               
      throw er; // Unhandled 'error' event                                                                                       

Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND teamtreahouse.com teamtreahouse.com:80                                                              
    at errnoException (dns.js:28:10)                                                                                             
    at GetAddrInfoReqWrap.onlookup [as oncomplete] (dns.js:79:26)  

And this is my code:

// Problem: We need a simple way to look at a user's badge count and JavaScript points

// Solution: Use Node.je to connect to Treehouse's API to get the Profile information to print out
var http = require("http");
var username = "chalkers"

function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) {
  var message = username + " has " + badgeCount + " total badge(s) and " + points + " points in JavaScript";
// Connect to the API URL 

var request = http.get("http://teamtreahouse.com/"+ username +".json", function(response) {

// Read the data 
// Parse the data
// Print the data

Thanks for the help :)

1 Answer

Tommaso Poletti
Tommaso Poletti
5,205 Points

For Get the 200 in console you must change this two things:

the http variables

var https = require("https");

and in the request:

var request = http.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response) {


Because the site is now on https ;)