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.

Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13, 2017

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Celebrated since May, 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER), and its member organizations, to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations; hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events; and delivering messages about the value of public service. We encourage government leaders and public servants from all backgrounds to participate by showing appreciation to their employees and colleagues and by sharing stories of excellence in public service.

Without government workers, there would be:

  • A military without weapons, vehicles, training or paychecks
  • Classrooms full of students but no teachers
  • Dilapidated roads, highways, coastlines and airways
  • Polluted rivers, toxic air, contaminated water and pesticide-laden food
  • Empty mailboxes and dramatically higher shipping costs for businesses and consumers
  • No law enforcement officers to defend our borders, patrol our streets or lock up criminals
  • No doctors or nurses to care for our veterans and wounded warriors
  • No investigators, judges and other staff to enforce civil rights laws that protect against job-related discrimination
  • No oversight of financial institutions, food and drug companies, utilities, elections and workplaces
  • No forecasts and warnings of impending storms and natural disasters, and no emergency workers to respond in their aftermath

So this week, say a special “thank you” to the postal carrier delivering your mail, the TSA officer ensuring your plane is safe for flight, the Social Security representative processing your retirement application, the VA nurse caring for your family member, the soldier protecting us overseas and the law enforcement officer protecting us at home.  They are all government workers, and they are proud to work for you.

Sources: http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/j-david-cox-sr/the-government-apocalypse_b_5248896.html