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JavaScript Node.js Basics (2014) Building a Command Line Application Parsing JSON

Unexpected Syntax Error ";" Could you guys help me figure out where this error is in my code?

I'm getting this error on the console:

treehouse:~/workspace$ node app.js
/home/treehouse/workspace/app.js:32
});
^
SyntaxError: Unexpected end of input
at Object.exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:5
at Module._compile (module.js:513:28)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js
at Module.load (module.js:458:32)
at tryModuleLoad (module.js:417:12)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:409:3)

Here is my code:

/* Problem: We need a simple way to look at a user's badge count & JavaScript Points / / Use Node.js to connect to Treehouse's API to get profile information to print out. */ var https = require("https"); var username = "fredericcamara"; function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) { var message = username + " has " + badgeCount + " total badge(s) and " + points + " points in JavaScript"; console.log(message); };

/* Connect to the API USR (http://teamtreehouse.com/username.JSON) */

var request = https.get("http://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function (response) { var body = ""; // Read the data response.on('data', function (chunk) { console.log('BODY: ', chunk); body += chunk; }); response.on('end', function () { var profile = JSON.parse(body); printMessage(username, profile.badges.length, profile.points.JavaScript); });
});
/* Parse the data / / Print the data */ request.on("error", function(error) { console.error(error.message); });

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,528 Points

Please format your code.

Use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the text entry area. :arrow_heading_down:

2 Answers

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

I reformatted your code. This works:

var https = require('https');
var username = 'thomasnilsen';

var request = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", 

function(response) { 
    var body = ""; 

    // Read the data 
    response.on('data', function (chunk) { 
        //console.log('BODY: ', chunk); 
        body += chunk; 
    }); 

    response.on('end', function () { 
        var profile = JSON.parse(body); 
        printMessage(username, profile.badges.length, profile.points.JavaScript); 
    });
});

request.on("error", function(error) { 
    console.error(error.message); 
});


function printMessage(username, badgeCount, points) { 
    var message = username + " has " + badgeCount + " total badge(s) and " + points + " points in JavaScript"; 
    console.log(message); 
};
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,528 Points

:point_right: Check for a missing or extra brace "{}" or parenthesis "()".

I haven't tried to read the unformatted code, but a missing or extra brace or parenthesis is a very likely cause of a "Unexpected end of input" error.