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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Handling Errors in Node Handling the Error Event in Node

Im not getting the same errors.

Im on video 1 of Stage 3 in the Node class. Is this video outdated or something? I am following along. Wrote out exactly as it is in the video. Yet I don't get the same error message. I'm not getting anything at all its just a blank line

I am running this on my local computer btw. in Visual Studio Code from the Code terminal Yes Node is installed on my computer and it runs fine. I wonder if its just because its from within Code

my code look like this:

// Problem: We need a simple way to look at a user's badge count and JavaScript points
// Solution: Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse's API to get profile information to print out

//Require https module
const https = require('https');

//Function to print message to console
function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) {
  const message = `${username} has ${badgeCount} total badge(s) and ${points} points in JavaScript`;

function getProfile(username) {
  // Connect to the API URL (https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json)
  const request = https.get(`https://wwwteamtreehouse.com/${username}.json`, response => {
    let body = "";
    // Read the data
    response.on('data', data => {
      body += data.toString();

    response.on('end', () => {
      // Parse the data
      const profile = JSON.parse(body);                            
      // Print the data
      printMessage(username, profile.badges.length, profile.points.JavaScript);


    request.on('error', error => console.error(`Problem with request: ${error.message}`));

const users = process.argv.slice(2);

1 Answer

Neil McPartlin
Neil McPartlin
14,662 Points

Hi Ted. Your code is working fine here with me. I'm on Windows 7 and I too use the integrated terminal that comes with Visual Studio Code. I note one gets the same symptom you describe if you accidentally just type... node app.js

So with your code untouched, when I enter... node app.js chalkers

I get...

Problem with request: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND wwwteamtreehouse.com wwwteamtreehouse.com:443

And if I fix the error you deliberately inserted i.e. wwwteamtreehouse.com -> teamtreehouse.com then type... node app.js chalkers

I get...

chalkers has 209 total badge(s) and 5966 points in JavaScript

You clearly do have node installed otherwise Windows would report 'command not found'. Please come back if node app.js chalkers still results in nothing.