JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

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

Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.templates/beta1/jquery.tmpl.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/documentcloud/underscore/master/underscore.js"></script>
<script src="http://ajax.cdnjs.com/ajax/libs/mustache.js/0.3.0/mustache.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://borismoore.github.com/jsrender/jsrender.js"></script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/PaulGuo/Juicer/master/build/juicer-min.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/niceue/tpl.js/master/tpl.js"></script>

<script>
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.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.tplTemplate = tpl('<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.jsRenderTemplate = $.templates("<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 list}}<li class='item'>{{:#data}}</li>{{/for}}</ul></div>");

  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.underscoreTemplate = _.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 (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { %><li class='item'><%= list[i] %></li><% } %></ul></div>');

  window.juicerTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>${sharedVariables.header}</h1><h2 class='header2'>${sharedVariables.header2}</h2><h3 class='header3'>${sharedVariables.header3}</h3><h4 class='header4'>${sharedVariables.header4}</h4><h5 class='header5'>${sharedVariables.header5}</h5><h6 class='header6'>${sharedVariables.header6}</h6><ul class='list'>{@each sharedVariables.list as it}<li class='item'>${it}</li>{{@/each}}</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>");

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Test Ops/sec
tpl.js
tplTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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JsRender
jsRenderTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Juicer
juicer.to_html(juicerTemplate, sharedVariables, {cache:true});
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jQuery Templates
$.tmpl(jQueryTemplate, sharedVariables);
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