Can't get started with the Node/NPM challenges

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Hi, I’m trying to complete the first step of the " Managing Packages with Npm - How to Use package.json, the Core of Any Node.js Project or npm Package". I updated the package.json on the site but it doesn’t work. I have forked the bootstrap-npm site and updated the package.json there but it always gives me a fail message of “package.json should have a valid “author” key”

I would rather use the forked github site instead of relying on the Surely all the test is doing is reading the package.json from the public fork. See below for the site. Thanks for reading my issue.

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Challenge: How to Use package.json, the Core of Any Node.js Project or npm Package

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Hello there,

The tests make a GET request to the link you give them. This means they require a live, full-stack hosted app to have the request processed.

When you use, and click the RUN button, a live server is created, which serves your app.

This means two things:

  1. You need to have the app running, when you click Ive completed this challenge
  2. You need to submit the link to the app, and not the workspace/folder/file containing text. So, a link to a fork will not work

I hope this clarifies.


Thanks @Sky020. I didn’t understand that was how it was testing everything. Also, it is confusing exactly which link to paste into the test. I.e. the link vs. the link.

Thanks for the quick response. FreeCodeCamp is the best!

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Just came across this and wanted to also thank @sky020 - solved my problem as well!

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+1 for the solution by @Sky020, I had the same issue and this solved it.