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.

Women’s History Month March, 2020

Valiant Women of the Vote; 19th Amendment August 26, 1920

March marks Women’s History Month and this year the Women’s History Alliance has chosen as the theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote”. We celebrate “the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women and the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others”. This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In addition to the many women who fought in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to secure voting rights for women, there are many women who continue the fight through the era of poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges and other modern forms of voter suppression.

The national Women’s History Alliance lists their Honorees at this link:

Living honorees include Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Civil Rights Leader, Congressperson, Lawyer and Organizer, Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of the Census and Voting Programs. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Edith Mayo, Suffrage Historian and Women’s History Movement Activist.

Carrie Chapman CattAmong the deceased honorees is Carrie Chapman Catt, for whom a Mid Continent Region FEW chapter is named. She was an activist from Iowa who trained under Susan B. Anthony and succeeded Miss Anthony as president of the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). More detailed biographies of all the honorees can be found at the link supplied above.

If you happen to be in the DC area this month, there are a number of exhibitions concerning Women’s History Month available at locations including the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress. Details can be found at this website: We encourage you to seek exhibits and events in your area as well.