Angular VS Ember VS Backbone

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 752 of this test case created by Marcin N

Preparation code

<!-- Jquery -->
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.1.0.min.js"></script>

<!-- Angular -->
<div ng-app>
  <p>Angular:</p>
  <span ng-controller="Ctrl" id="angList"><span ng-repeat="item in data">{{item}}</span></span>
</div>

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.13/angular.min.js"></script>

<script>
  var Ctrl = function($scope){
    $scope.data = [];
  }
  angular.element(document).ready(function() {
    window.ANGAPP = {
      scope: $('#angList').scope(),
      push: function(data){
        this.scope.data.push(data);
      },
      clear: function(){
        this.scope.data = [];
        this.scope.$digest();
      }
    };
  });
</script> 

<!-- Knockout -->
<div id="koapp">
  <p>Knockout:</p>
  <span data-bind="foreach: data"><span data-bind="text: $data"></span></span>
</div>

<script src="http://knockoutjs.com/downloads/knockout-3.0.0.js"></script>

<script>
  var KOData = ko.observableArray();
  var KOviewmodel = {data: KOData};
  
  ko.applyBindings(KOviewmodel, document.getElementById('koapp'));
  var KOclear = function (){
    KOData.splice(0, KOData().length);
  };
  var KOpush = function (data){
    KOData.push(data);
  };
  var KOunwrap = function(value){
    // Source: http://jsperf.com/ko-unwrapobservable/2
    return ('function'===typeof(value)) ? value(): value;
  };
</script>

<!-- Ember -->
<div id="emapp">
  <p>Ember:</p>
  <script type="text/x-handlebars">
    <span>
      {{#each EMapp.data}}<span>{{this}}</span>{{/each}}
    </span>
  </script>
</div>

<script src="http://builds.handlebarsjs.com.s3.amazonaws.com/handlebars.runtime-v1.3.0.js"></script>
<script src="http://builds.emberjs.com/tags/v1.4.0/ember.min.js"></script>

<script>
  EMapp = Ember.Application.create({
    rootElement: $('#emapp')
  });
  EMapp.data = Ember.A();
  
  EMclear = function () {
    EMapp.get('data').clear();
  };
  EMreset = function () {
    EMapp.set('data', Ember.A());
  };
  EMpush = function (data) {
    EMapp.get('data').pushObject(data);
  };
</script>

<!--Backbone-->
<script src="http://underscorejs.org/underscore-min.js"></script>
<script src="http://backbonejs.org/backbone-min.js"></script>

<div id="backboneapp">
  <h3>Backbone</h3>
  <span class="backbone-items"></span>
</div>

<script>
var backboneView = Backbone.View.extend({
  push: function(i) {
    this.$el.append(i);
  },
  clear: function() {
    this.$el.html('');
  }

});

window.BB = new backboneView({el: "#backboneapp .backbone-items"});
</script>

    

Preparation code output

<!-- Jquery --> <!-- Angular --> <div ng-app> <p>Angular:</p> <span ng-controller="Ctrl" id="angList"><span ng-repeat="item in data">{{item}}</span></span> </div> <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2.13/angular.min.js"></script> <script> var Ctrl = function($scope){ $scope.data = []; } angular.element(document).ready(function() { window.ANGAPP = { scope: $('#angList').scope(), push: function(data){ this.scope.data.push(data); }, clear: function(){ this.scope.data = []; this.scope.$digest(); } }; }); </script> <!-- Knockout --> <div id="koapp"> <p>Knockout:</p> <span data-bind="foreach: data"><span data-bind="text: $data"></span></span> </div> <script src="http://knockoutjs.com/downloads/knockout-3.0.0.js"></script> <script> var KOData = ko.observableArray(); var KOviewmodel = {data: KOData}; ko.applyBindings(KOviewmodel, document.getElementById('koapp')); var KOclear = function (){ KOData.splice(0, KOData().length); }; var KOpush = function (data){ KOData.push(data); }; var KOunwrap = function(value){ // Source: http://jsperf.com/ko-unwrapobservable/2 return ('function'===typeof(value)) ? value(): value; }; </script> <!-- Ember --> <div id="emapp"> <p>Ember:</p> <script type="text/x-handlebars"> <span> {{#each EMapp.data}}<span>{{this}}</span>{{/each}} </span> </script> </div> <script src="http://builds.handlebarsjs.com.s3.amazonaws.com/handlebars.runtime-v1.3.0.js"></script> <script src="http://builds.emberjs.com/tags/v1.4.0/ember.min.js"></script> <script> EMapp = Ember.Application.create({ rootElement: $('#emapp') }); EMapp.data = Ember.A(); EMclear = function () { EMapp.get('data').clear(); }; EMreset = function () { EMapp.set('data', Ember.A()); }; EMpush = function (data) { EMapp.get('data').pushObject(data); }; </script> <!--Backbone--> <script src="http://underscorejs.org/underscore-min.js"></script> <script src="http://backbonejs.org/backbone-min.js"></script> <div id="backboneapp"> <h3>Backbone</h3> <span class="backbone-items"></span> </div> <script> var backboneView = Backbone.View.extend({ push: function(i) { this.$el.append(i); }, clear: function() { this.$el.html(''); } }); window.BB = new backboneView({el: "#backboneapp .backbone-items"}); </script>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
Angular 500
ANGAPP.clear();
for (var i = 0; i < 500; i++)
  ANGAPP.push(i);
ANGAPP.scope.$digest();
pending…
Ember 500
EMclear();
for (var i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
  EMpush(i);
}
pending…
Ember 500 (reset mod)
pending…
Backbone
BB.clear();
for (var i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
  BB.push(i);
}
pending…

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Angular:

{{item}}

Knockout:

Ember:

Backbone