JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

A brief comparison of some JavaScript templating engines on a short template: 6 header tags, and 10 list items.

Added doT, doU and jQote2 to benchmarks. Added plate.js.

Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/hij1nx/JUP/raw/master/lib/jup.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/downloads/paul/handlebars.js/handlebars.js">
</script>
<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/550881/29bb186167079c0b33ab6e9d50d779f37860cfa4/micro.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/creationix/haml-js/raw/master/lib/haml.js">
</script>
<script src="http://chrisdickinson.github.com/plate/plate.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/550723/12d176698628e30a1df398c7ac7aea93924e1294/jade.js">
</script>
<script src="http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/extras/coffee-script.js">
</script>
<script src="http://sstephenson.github.com/eco/dist/eco.js">
</script>
<script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.templates/beta1/jquery.tmpl.min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doU.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/aefxx/jQote2/raw/69b2053a13f5f180e696de9b3dba856a3c00678c/jquery.jqote2.js">
</script>
<script src="http://jsmart.googlecode.com/files/smart-2.6.min.js">
</script>
<script>
  window.mustacheTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{.}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>";


  window.plateTemplate = new plate.Template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{% for item in list %}<li class='item'>{{ item }}</li>{% endfor %}</ul></div>");

  window.handlebarsTemplate = Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#each list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");

  window.micro = "<div><h1 class='header'><%= header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%= header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%= header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%= header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%= header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%= header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { %><li class='item'><%= list[i] %></li><% } %></ul></div>";

  window.underscoreTemplate = _.template(micro);

  window.resigTemplate = tmpl(micro);

  window.sharedVariables = {
    header: "Header",
    header2: "Header2",
    header3: "Header3",
    header4: "Header4",
    header5: "Header5",
    header6: "Header6",
    list: ['1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
  };

  window.jupTemplate = ['div', ['h1',
  {
    'class': 'header'
  }, "{{header}}"],
    ['h2',
    {
      'class': 'header2'
    }, "{{header2}}"],
    ['h3',
    {
      'class': 'header3'
    }, "{{header3}}"],
    ['h4',
    {
      'class': 'header4'
    }, "{{header4}}"],
    ['h5',
    {
      'class': 'header5'
    }, "{{header5}}"],
    ['h6',
    {
      'class': 'header6'
    }, "{{header6}}"],
    ['ul',
    {
      'class': 'list'
    }, ['li',
    {
      'class': 'item'
    }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item'
      }, '{{list}}'],
      ['li',
      {
        'class': 'item}'
      }, '{{list}}']
    ]
  ];

  window.jadeTemplate = "div\n  h1.header!= header\n  h2.header2!= header2\n  h3.header3!= header3\n  h4.header4!= header4\n  h5.header5!= header5\n  h6.header6!= header6\n  ul.list\n    - each item in list\n      li.item!= item";

  window.hamlTemplate = Haml("%div\n  %h1.header= header\n  %h2.header2= header2\n  %h3.header3= header3\n  %h4.header4= header4\n  %h5.header5= header5\n  %h6.header6= header6\n  %ul.list\n    :each item in list\n      %li.item= item");

  window.ecoTemplate = eco("<div><h1 class='header'><%- @header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%- @header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%- @header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%- @header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%- @header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%- @header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for item in @list: %><li class='item'><%- item %></li><% end %></ul></div>");

  window.jQueryTemplate = $.template(null, "<div><h1 class='header'>${header}</h1><h2 class='header2'>${header2}</h2><h3 class='header3'>${header3}</h3><h4 class='header4'>${header4}</h4><h5 class='header5'>${header5}</h5><h6 class='header6'>${header6}</h6><ul class='list'>{{each list}}<li class='item'>${$value}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");

  window.doTtemplate = doT.template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{= it.header }}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{= it.header2 }}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{= it.header3 }}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{= it.header4 }}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{= it.header5 }}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{= it.header6 }}</h6><ul class='list'>{{ for (var i = 0, l = it.list.length; i < l; i++) { }}<li class='item'>{{= it.list[i] }}</li>{{ } }}</ul></div>");

  window.doUtemplate = doU.template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{= it.header }}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{= it.header2 }}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{= it.header3 }}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{= it.header4 }}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{= it.header5 }}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{= it.header6 }}</h6><ul class='list'>{{ for (var i = 0, l = it.list.length; i < l; i++) { }}<li class='item'>{{= it.list[i] }}</li>{{ } }}</ul></div>");

  window.jqote_tmpl = "<div><h1 class='header'><%= this.header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%= this.header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%= this.header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%= this.header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%= this.header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%= this.header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for (var n = 0, l = this.list.length; n < l; n++) { %><li class='item'><%= this.list[n] %></li><% } %></ul></div>";

  window.jqote2 = $.jqotec(jqote_tmpl);

  window.jSmartTemplate = new jSmart("<div><h1 class='header'>{$header}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{$header2}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{$header3}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{$header4}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{$header5}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{$header6}</h6><ul class='list'>{foreach $list as $i => $item}<li class='item'>{$item}</li>{/foreach}</ul></div>");
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
pending…
Resig Micro-Templating.
resigTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Creationix's Haml-js Template
hamlTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Jade Template
jade.render(jadeTemplate, {
  locals: sharedVariables,
  filename: 'test.js',
  cache: true
});
pending…
JUP Template
JUP.html([sharedVariables], jupTemplate);
pending…
Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Eco Template
ecoTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
jQuery Templates
$.tmpl(jQueryTemplate, sharedVariables);
pending…
Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
doU.js
doUtemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
jQote2 direct
jqote2.call(sharedVariables, 0, 0, [sharedVariables], jqote2);
pending…
plate template
// async test
plateTemplate.render(sharedVariables, function(err, data) {
  deferred.resolve()
})
pending…
jSmart
jSmartTemplate.fetch(sharedVariables);
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