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Node.JS Can't get any output from the code


I am running the following node.js code:

var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (req, res){
   res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
   res.end('Hello World!');

I found the code from: https://www.w3schools.com/nodejs/

I am executing using the command: $ node helloworld2.js
Somebody please guide me.

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I see one error, function (, if it were function name( or function( with no space would help. X E.
That's not an error. In code, spaces are ignored (most of the time, with a few exceptions), so the space there does not change anything.

@zak100 Where are you expecting to get the output? In the command line or the browser? Have you opened http://localhost:8080 in the browser?
Just so we are clear what I was saying, there is a space between function and start parenthesis, change that to either no space or put a name of function. As @Johna said probably not needed though. I just know JS, not Node.js. X E.
That code works fine. Node.js just sits there listening to port 8080, and if you direct your browser to localhost:8080 you get the "Hello World". Spaces in the code of course play no part in this.

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