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.

Scholarship Applications


Scholarship applications will be accepted March 16, 2014 through April 16, 2014.   The time has come for all eligible FEW members and their family members to apply for one of our NTP scholarships.

As a FEW member may I suggest you go to the National Policy and Procedure Manual (NPPM) located on the FEW website and review the qualifications for each scholarship prior to your submitting an application.   If you encounter problems with the website while applying for the scholarship, please send an email to and

I look forward to reading your application.

~ Sheryl Coleman – FEW Scholarship Chair


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  •     National Training Program Regular Scholarship
  •     National Training Program Retiree Scholarship
  •     National Collegiate Scholarship Program for FEW members
  •     National Collegiate Scholarship Program for Immediate Family Members

FEW Scholarship Chair