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.

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”

This Women’s History Month we honor women in public service and government.  FEW want to take this time to mobilize, inspire, and honor women from all cultures and generations by remembering the trailblazers of the past and the future leader.  We honor their legacies by carrying forward the valuable lessons learned from the powerful examples they set.

First, we honor one of our own, first president, Ms. Allie Latimer.  Ms. Latimer along with a group of insightful women dared to transcend preconceived expectations and prove that women are capable of doing all that a man could do and more.  They formed a more perfect union with strength and integrity in leadership.  I invite you to enjoy a video of Allie speaking on how and why FEW was founded.  Click here to view our “FEW Video Archives.”

Second, we recognize the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) who has the forthright to acknowledge the many women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. FEW is honored to recognized this valuable organization for it work and dedication in recognizing women who are often overlooked and undervalued.   We believe that collectively there is strength in numbers and we are proud of the women recognized for their dramatic influence on public policy and the building of viable institutions and organizations. Click here to view all of the 2016 National Women’s Month Honoree’s.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we remember the many advances made, discoveries revealed, barriers broken, and progress triumphed.  And, as National President of FEW, I am committed to work towards our mission of “working to end sex and gender discrimination,  to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in the federal service.”

In the Spirit of Excellence,

Michelle A. Crockett