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

I still get a 301 error. Obviously folks have encountered this before. Does anyone have a workaround for this issue?

Here's my code: var request = http.get("http://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response){ console.log(response.statusCode); //Read the data response.on('data', function (chunk){ console.log('BODY: ' + chunk);

}); //Parse the data //Print the data });

3 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Try it and check, but I think the URL now has to be https instead of just http like the video shows. I think that's the fix. But let me know, I haven't done that course in forever.

Hi Kevin,

For some reason it keeps spitting out Body: not found.

Here's the code I have:

//Problem: We need a simple way to look at a users badge count and javascript points
//Solution: Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse API
var http = require("https");
var username = "reyrey";

function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points){
  var message = username + " has "  + badgeCount + " total badge(s) and " + points  + " points in Javascript";

//Connect to the API Url(https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json)

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

  //Read the data
  response.on('data', function (chunk){ 
    body += chunk;

  response.on('end', function(){
    console.log(typeof body);
//Parse the data
//Print the data

request.on("error", function(){

Changing two lines of code:

  1. var https = require("https");


  1. var request = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" +".... etc...

made it go from a 301 to a 200 for me.

Kevin Korte so I concluded it's due to the username. For some reason when I try to pull the data associated with my profile it returns a not found result but when I run "Chalkers" as the username then it spits out all the JSON data. I feel that the issues is a result of authentication failing. Thoughts?

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I agree, I think your user profile is private, I can't click on it. So that might be way it's not finding it. When I replace your username with mine, your code works.

You don't have to do this, but I bet the problem is in your account settings, the "allow everyone to see your profile" is probably unchecked. I bet checking that will fix this.

settings page

Kevin Korte that was it! Thanks again!

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Awesome, no problem.