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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Making a GET Request with http

William Curry
William Curry
4,107 Points

[RESOLVED] SyntaxError: Unexpected token :


var request = https.get(https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", func
(^ points to the ":" in https://)
SyntaxError: Unexpected token :
at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:73:16)
at Module._compile (module.js:443:25)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:478:10)
at Module.load (module.js:355:32)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:310:12)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:501:10)
at startup (node.js:129:16)
at node.js:814:3

//problem: we need a simple way to look at a 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 username = "williamcurry2";

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 = https.get(https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response){    
                       //read the data
                       //parse the data
                       //print the data
William Curry
William Curry
4,107 Points

Found it. Missing " on line 12, column 25.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

Yay! You get a :star: for resolving your own issue!

Now you might want to edit your title and add [RESOLVED] at the beginning as an alternative to selecting an answer.