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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Building a Command Line Application Parsing JSON

5,728 Points

I keep getting this error message, I rewrote it multiple times and thought had to do with not being my username and keep

This is the code

The console Error I keep getting is this:

treehouse:~/workspace$ node app.js

SyntaxError: Unexpected token U in JSON at position 0
at JSON.parse (<anonymous>)
at IncomingMessage.response.on (/home/treehouse/workspace/app.js:23:26)
at emitNone (events.js:111:20)
at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:208:7)
at endReadableNT (_stream_readable.js:1064:12)
at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:139:11)
at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:181:9)
treehouse:~/workspace$ ^C

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,140 Points

More important than the error messages would be showing your actual code.
Take a look at this video about Posting a Question, and also this one about sharing a snapshot of your workspace.

2 Answers

Andre Hammons
Andre Hammons
9,277 Points

If you're trying to view your own json profile, I recommend checking your privacy settings. If it's set to private, accessing the data requires authorization.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,140 Points

As I pointed out in the answer to another recent question, it seems the site has been reoganized since the video.

Instead of something like https://teamtreehouse.com/${username}.json to get user data, try https://teamtreehouse.com/profiles/${username}.json instead.