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

"http.get" node.js command ran via terminal (OS X, Node.js v5.1.0) doesnt log the error, instead it shows the stacktrace

Here's the code (straight from https://nodejs.org/api/http.html#http_http_get_options_callback, minus the "http://www" in order to trigger an error):

var http = require("http");

http.get("google.com/index.html", function(res) { console.log("Got response: " + res.statusCode); }).on('error', function(e) { console.log("Got error: " + e.message); });

If I run this in Treehouse's Workspace, I get the expected "Got error: connect ECONNREFUSED"

If I run the same code (copy/paste, triple checked), I get this from the terminal:

Shanes-Macintosh:node_dot_js Shane$ node example.js _http_client.js:26 throw new Error('Unable to determine the domain name'); ^

Error: Unable to determine the domain name at new ClientRequest (_http_client.js:26:13) at Object.exports.request (http.js:31:10) at Object.exports.get (http.js:35:21) at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/Shane/GoogleDrive/front-end-learning/node_dot_js/example.js:18:6) at Module._compile (module.js:425:26) at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:432:10) at Module.load (module.js:356:32) at Function.Module._load (module.js:313:12) at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:457:10) at startup (node.js:138:18) Shanes-Macintosh:node_dot_js Shane$ node -v v5.1.0 Shanes-Macintosh:node_dot_js Shane$

Same code!! Is it the fact that I have node.js v5.1.0? If so, what is the new methodology to catch errors and why isn't the API updated?

1 Answer

Mariusz Dabrowski
Mariusz Dabrowski
6,132 Points

I just ran into the same issue, can anybody provide some insight?