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.

Martin Luther King National Day of Service


With great admiration for the life and legacy of the Honorable Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., FEW commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the National Holiday or what most refer to as “A National Day of Service.” For the last 25 years, every 3rd Monday in January, the United States of America observes the birthday of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a National day of remembrance. In FEW, we are most humbled to remember and be a part of his inclusionary vision and his words. “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”

The Civil Rights Movement is one bravery, heroism and sacrifice, led by people of great courage. It was a movement about love, hope and service to others for fairness in opportunities. Dr. King’s ability to share his love for people (no matter the race or gender) demonstrates that with diversity, inclusion and equality there is peace. In FEW, our work explores opportunities for equity and inclusion of women. Like Dr. King, we don’t expect handouts nor exclusions, but, fairness and justice for all. As Dr. King said, if you “Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” As employees representing the government and servicing the public, both civil and military, FEW is committed through our Employee Organization to host activities in support of Dr. King’s vision.

Most importantly, this January 20, 2020 do not stay at home, but, be of service. Spend the day in your community and reflect on Dr. King’s bold vision for America and for the future of humanity. Join me in carrying Dr. Kings vision forward as we in FEW commemorate his life and legacy and continue “Soaring to New Heights” in 2020 and beyond.