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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Getting the Response Body

13,125 Points

Response BODY not found, 404

I tried getting the BODY + chunk piece back. What is funny is that I think that the API for teamtreehouse is not letting me access my username. I switched my username to chalkers and it worked. But when I put back in my username 'daniwao' it didn't work. I know that this is my username because I then tried teamtreehouse.com/daniwao.json and it worked.

Can someone help me out with this question. Here's my code below.

var http = require("http");
var username = "daniwao";

function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points){
    var message = username + " has " + badgeCount + " total badges and " + points + " points in Javascript";

var request = http.get("http://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response){
    var body = "";
    response.on('data', function(chunk) {
     body += chunk;
    console.log('BODY: ' + chunk)

  response.on('end', function(){
    var profile = JSON.parse(body);

request.on("error", function(e){ 
13,125 Points

Andrew Chalkley , I'd really appreciate if you could take a look at this interesting issue I'm having. I can use your username and I've tested it out with other usernames, just by guessing by looking at the Forum, but I can't use my username. Is there a timeout issue?

1 Answer

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Your privacy settings prevent your profile from being visible to the public. So if you are logged in you can see it. Log out and go to teamtreehouse.com/daniwao.json and see it's not found :)