To build jQuery, you need to have the latest Node.js/npm and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but are not supported. For Windows, you have to download and install git and Node.js. OS X users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, and brew install node to install Node.js. Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy. Special builds can be created that exclude subsets of jQuery functionality. This allows for smaller custom builds when the builder is certain that those parts of jQuery are not being used. For example, an app that only used JSONP for $.ajax() and did not need to calculate offsets or positions of elements could exclude the offset and ajax/xhr modules. Any module may be excluded except for core, and selector. To exclude a module, pass its path relative to the src folder (without the .js extension). Some example modules that can be excluded are: Note: Excluding Sizzle will also exclude all jQuery selector extensions (such as effects/animatedSelector and css/hiddenVisibleSelectors). The build process shows a message for each dependent module it excludes or includes. As an option, you can set the module name for jQuery's AMD definition. By default, it is set to "jquery", which plays nicely with plugins and third-party libraries, but there may be cases where you'd like to change this. Simply set the "amd" option: For questions or requests regarding custom builds, please start a thread on the Developing jQuery Core section of the forum. Due to the combinatorics and custom nature of these builds, they are not regularly tested in jQuery's unit test process. The non-Sizzle selector engine currently does not pass unit tests because it is missing too much essential functionality.

Budget’s Personnel Provisions Detailed

The Obama administration has issued additional details of its budget plans unveiled last week, projecting that the federal workforce would grow by 14,000 full-time equivalent positions, or about 0.7 percent, over estimated 2014 levels under the plan. Growth is targeted at VA for veterans medical care; Justice, for cybersecurity and civil rights enforcement. Customs and Border Protection for border security and related functions; and SSA for program integrity. Agencies including EPA, NASA, GSA and TSA are slated for reductions due to realignments and technology improvements. The document further says that while the proposed 1 percent raise for January 2015 “is lower than the private sector increases and the statutory formula, it strikes a balance between tight budget constraints we continue to face, while also recognizing the critical role our employees play in our country.” It cites as a success the increase in telework, although stating that “there is still more work to be done in breaking barriers to the effective use of telework”—the most commonly cited one of which is resistance of managers. Other initiatives include continued emphasis on labor-management cooperation and involvement of unions in agency decision-making; a renewed emphasis on training that has been cut back in recent years; and creating a commission to recommend changes in what it calls the outdated GS system, an idea that has failed to gain support even from federal unions in the past.