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.

Sequester Impact on Workforce Tallied

GAO has reported that during budgetary sequestration last year finding that 20 of 22 departments and large independent agencies it studied canceled or limited employee monetary awards, 20 reduced employee travel, 19 reduced employee training, 19 curtailed external hiring, 15 reduced overtime, 14 curtailed internal hiring, nine offered early retirement and buy…out incentives, and seven furloughed a total of 770,000 employees, for up to seven days—the largest being DoD, which furloughed 640,500 for six days. The value of the lost salary to employees of those agencies, which accounted for the large majority of furloughs, was almost $1.4 billion–$1.2 billion of that at DoD. The cutbacks had effects including reducing or delaying services to the public, adding to backlogs in benefits applications, reducing safety-related oversight, lost revenue, and more susceptibility to fraud. Agencies also took steps such as reprogramming funds and using unspent balances from prior years, along with canceling or delaying grants and contract awards. GAO added that many of the cost-saving steps might not be available should sequestration hit in a future year. Under a recent budget agreement, that likely could not happen at least until fiscal 2016.