JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 325 of this test case created by Jeff Barczewski

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

Note: When adding a new test, please ensure that your test returns the same HTML string (or equivalent DOM fragment) as the others.

Preparation code


<script src="//www.cinsoft.net/mylib099-min.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/ext-core/3/ext-core.js"></script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/yui/2.9.0/build/yuiloader/yuiloader-min.js"></script>

<script src="https://raw.github.com/blueimp/JavaScript-Templates/master/tmpl.js"></script>
<script>
window.blueimpTemplateUnescaped = tmpl("<div><h1 class='header'>{%#o.header%}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{%#o.header2%}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{%#o.header3%}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{%#o.header4%}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{%#o.header5%}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{%#o.header6%}</h6></div>");
window.blueimpTemplateEscaped = tmpl("<div><h1 class='header'>{%=o.header%}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{%=o.header2%}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{%=o.header3%}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{%=o.header4%}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{%=o.header5%}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{%=o.header6%}</h6></div>");
</script>

<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="https://raw.github.com/akdubya/dustjs/master/dist/dust-full-0.3.0.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js"></script>

<script src="http://cloud.github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars-0.9.0.pre.3.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://gist.github.com/raw/550723/12d176698628e30a1df398c7ac7aea93924e1294/jade.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://embeddedjavascript.googlecode.com/files/ejs_production.js"></script>

<script src="http://github.com/pure/pure/raw/master/libs/pure.js"></script>
<div class="pure">
        <h1 class='header'></h1>
        <h2 class='header2'></h2>
        <h3 class='header3'></h3>
        <h4 class='header4'></h4>
        <h5 class='header5'></h5>
        <h6 class='header6'></h6>
</div>

<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></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></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></div>";

  window.underscoreTemplate = _.template(micro);

  window.resigTemplate = tmpl(micro);

  window.sharedVariables = {
   header: "Header",
   header2: "Header2",
   header3: "Header3",
   header4: "Header4",
   header5: "Header5",
   header6: "Header6"
  };

  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";

  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");


  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></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></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></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></div>";

  window.jqote2 = $.jqotec(jqote_tmpl);

  window.ejs = new EJS({
   text: micro
  });

  window.baseHtml = "<div><h1 class='header'></h1><h2 class='header2'></h2><h3 class='header3'></h3><h4 class='header4'></h4><h5 class='header5'></h5><h6 class='header6'></h6></div>";

  window.pureTemplate = $p('div.pure').compile({
   h1: 'header',
   h2: 'header2',
   h3: 'header3',
   h4: 'header4',
   h5: 'header5',
   h6: 'header6'
  });

  window.hamlTemplate_2 = "%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";
  window.hamlCompiled = Haml.compile(hamlTemplate_2);
  window.hamlOptimized = Haml.optimize(hamlCompiled);

  window.platesTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'></h1><h2 class='header2'></h2><h3 class='header3'></h3><h4 class='header4'></h4><h5 class='header5'></h5><h6 class='header6'></h6><ul class='list'><li class='item'></li></ul></div>"

  dust.loadSource(dust.compileFn("<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></div>", "dustCompiled"));


</script>

<script src="https://raw.github.com/hij1nx/weld/master/lib/weld.js"></script>
<div id="weldDiv">
        <h1 class='header'></h1>
        <h2 class='header2'></h2>
        <h3 class='header3'></h3>
        <h4 class='header4'></h4>
        <h5 class='header5'></h5>
        <h6 class='header6'></h6>
        <ul class='list'>
                <li class='item'></li>
        </ul>
</div>

<script src="https://raw.github.com/flatiron/plates/master/lib/plates.js"></script>
 

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
pending…
Resig Micro-Templating.
resigTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Creationix's Haml-js Template
hamlTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Jade Template
jade.render(jadeTemplate, {
 locals: sharedVariables,
 filename: 'test.js',
 cache: true
});
pending…
Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(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…
ejs
ejs.render(sharedVariables);
pending…
Pure
pureTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
Creationix's Haml-js Template (compiled & optimized)
Haml.execute(window.hamlOptimized, sharedVariables, sharedVariables);
pending…
Weld
exports.weld(document.getElementById('weldDiv'), sharedVariables);
pending…
Dust (precompiled)
dust.render('dustCompiled', sharedVariables, function() {});
pending…
Plates
Plates.bind(platesTemplate, sharedVariables);
 
pending…
blueimp JavaScript Templates - Unescaped output
blueimpTemplateUnescaped(sharedVariables);
pending…
blueimp JavaScript Templates - Escaped output
blueimpTemplateEscaped(sharedVariables);
pending…

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2 comments

Mic commented :

You compare templating engines that return strings with ones returning DOM nodes.

You should add for each string template engine a DOM insertion/creation in the calculation, and you should get quite different results.

Peter Naydenov commented :

Add "walrus" in this list. https://github.com/jeremyruppel/walrus

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