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.

We Are All One Humanity – Happy MLK Day

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those were the words of Dr. King, expressing the connection we have to each other as humans. As we remember his life, I am reminded that we are certainly interwoven and that we rise and fall together as Americans. In this moment in time we can realize my vision of “Soaring to New Heights” if we stay unified and climb and soar together. The simple question we must all ask ourselves is “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We know as federal employees that the answer is a resounding – Yes, I am.

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Federally Employed Women (FEW) commemorates the birthday and national holiday of an American civil rights leader and hero, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I encourage every American to take the time to remember his life, his achievements, and the huge influence he made in the American Civil Rights Movement. His life is a demonstration of how one life can make a profound impact on humanity. Dr. King taught us that we are stronger together than we are apart; standing in unity.

As federal employees experiencing this furlough firsthand, we can use Dr. King’s life as an inspiration and example for us to follow. As National President, I hear the stories and the sacrifices that have to be made. The choice of whether to feed your family, pay your bills, which medication to purchase, childcare and more. I can assure you that FEW will serve as an advocate for federal workers in the struggle for the end of the unjust government shutdown. Please continue to share your stories and we will continue to speak up on the behalf of all of us.

Again, happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. FEW shall never forget you for your visionary leadership and service for the greater good of humanity and a greater future for the next generations.

Soaring to New Heights,
Karen M. Rainey
National President