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Not a question, these courses need to be updated to use https.

The course is using http, which returns a 301 error.

Tejpal Sahota
Tejpal Sahota
10,975 Points

You can require https to get around this

That is a work around, not a fix, in otherwards bad practice @Tejpa Sahota This is also in the code, not a browser request.

1 Answer

Thomas Prince
Thomas Prince
23,302 Points

How to require https in profile.js. Basically a find and replace

var EventEmitter = require("events").EventEmitter;
var https = require("https");
var util = require("util");

/**
 * An EventEmitter to get a Treehouse students profile.
 * @param username
 * @constructor
 */
function Profile(username) {

    EventEmitter.call(this);

    profileEmitter = this;

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

        if (response.statusCode !== 200) {
            request.abort();
            //Status Code Error
            profileEmitter.emit("error", new Error("There was an error getting the profile for " + username + ". (" + https.STATUS_CODES[response.statusCode] + ")"));
        }

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

        response.on('end', function () {
            if(response.statusCode === 200) {
                try {
                    //Parse the data
                    var profile = JSON.parse(body);
                    profileEmitter.emit("end", profile);
                } catch (error) {
                    profileEmitter.emit("error", error);
                }
            }
        }).on("error", function(error){
            profileEmitter.emit("error", error);
        });
    });
}

util.inherits( Profile, EventEmitter );

module.exports = Profile;