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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Organizing Your Code with require

ReferenceError: profile not defined even after using module.exports.get

Here is my app.js:


And here is my profile.js:

// Problem: Simple way to look at user's badge count and JS points
// Solution: Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse's API to get profile information to print out
var https = require("https");
var http = require("http");

// Print out message
function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) {
  var message = username + " has " + badgeCount + " total badge(s) and " + points + " points in JavaScript.";

// Print out error messages
function printError(error) {

function get(username) {
  // Connect to the API URL (https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json)
  var req = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(res) {
    var body = "";
    // Read the data
    res.on('data', function(chunk) {
      body += chunk;
    res.on('end', function() {
      if (res.statusCode === 200) {
        try {
          // Parse the data
          var profile = JSON.parse(body);
          // Print the data
          printMessage(username, profile.badges.length, profile.points.JavaScript);
        } catch(error) {
          // Parse error
      } else {
        // Status code error
        printError({message: "There was an error getting the profile for " + username + ". (" + http.STATUS_CODES[res.statusCode] +")"});

  // Connection error
  req.on("error", printError);

module.exports.get = get;

What am I missing?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,981 Points

:point_right: It looks like you're missing the definition of profile:

var profile = require("./profile.js");

Oh my! This is what happens when you don't give your brain a break!! Thank you! Lesson learned! ;)