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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js Binding Values

Tim Smith
Tim Smith
6,069 Points

Heads Up, fs.readFileSync() needs to have toString() chained to it

Just wanted to put this here as it took me a bit of messing around before figuring out what was going wrong.

In the video, content.replace() in mergeValues() seems to work just fine, but I found I needed to call toString() on the fs.readFileSync() function to get the proper string representation of fileContents.

Tim Smith
Tim Smith
6,069 Points

Just realized he addresses this a few moments afterwards. My bad.

Is using {encoding: "utf8"} also quicker without another function call? Probably moot but I'm interested. Thanks for pointing this out because I was 100% with you before ending the video, as well!