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.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!


I get so excited every time a new year comes in.  Can you feel the anticipation of yet another year, another opportunity to do more, to be more and achieve more?  My vision for Federally Employed Women (FEW) in 2019 is that in everything that we do, we do it “Soaring to New Heights.”  And, in 2019, I know that we will do just that – SOAR!

Last year FEW reached a prodigious milestone, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary (1968 – 2018); and this year we will reach another one, we will commemorate the 50th National Training Program Anniversary (1969 – 2019).  I could not think of a better time than now for you to join FEW and engage in the wonderful activities we have planned.  FEW is the organization of choice for strong leadership, training and development, equity and inclusion and to create a better you.  After 50 years of providing training and professional development for thousands of civilian and military employees, our mission is still relevant today.  FEW continues to live true in our mission to “work to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in the federal service.”  Afterall, our longevity is a sign that FEW’s mission is not only relevant, it is attainable.  I am reassured and inspired that each member can live each day knowing that excellence is on the horizons with FEW and we can soar together in our lives, careers and in the government.

Happy New Year,

Karen Rainey
National President


Save the date!
The 50th National Training Program will be held in Philadelphia, PA on July 22 -26, 2019 and the downtown Philadelphia Marriott.

Award and Scholarship Season
FEW Award and Scholarship process will open March 7 through April 7, 2019.
Recipients will be celebrated at the 50th National Training Program Award and Scholarship Celebration on Monday, July 22, 2019.

FEEA Walk/Run
Join TeamFEW for the seventh year of the Public Service Charity 5K/1M Walk/Run.  This race celebrates and supports federal public servants across the country, and provides a family-friendly health and wellness event for all ages.  Join us on April 28, 2019.  Registration for the first 50 people who join our team is FREE.

Remember to renew your membership or join FEW so that you can take advantage of the benefits available to you in support of our mission and the National Training Program. Please join by clicking on the following link: