documentFragment appendChild vs jquery append

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<div id="test-area" style="height: 75px; width: auto; overflow:scroll">
</div>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    $('#test-area').empty();
};
</script>

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raw javascript
var raw_fragment = document.createDocumentFragment();
var i = 1;
for (i;  i <= 1000; i++) {
var p = document.createElement("p");
p.appendChild(document.createTextNode("raw javascript, documentFragment"));
raw_fragment.appendChild(p);
}
document.getElementById('test-area').appendChild(raw_fragment);
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jquery
var jq_fragment = $('<div/>');

var i = 1;
for (i; i <= 1000; i++) {
$('#test-area').append("<p>jquery slow</p>");
}
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