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JavaScript Node.js Basics 2017 Building a Command Line Application Capturing Command Line Arguments

It shows the same information regardless of the name..

This is the output I get from the console: alenaholligan has 90 total badge(s) and 41 points in JavaScript
chalkers has 90 total badge(s) and 41 points in JavaScript

This is my code: // Problem: We need a simple way to look at a user's badge count and JavaScript points //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; console.log(message); }

// Solution: Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse's API to get profile information to print out

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

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

getProfile("chalkers"); getProfile('alenaholligan');

1 Answer

Martin Sole
Martin Sole
80,284 Points


It doesn't appear that you are passing in the username parameter to the api call, the call you are making is accessing a dummy treehouse profile called username (https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json). You would need to use a template literal like https://teamtreehouse.com/${username}.json to get the results for Andrew and Alena.