JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 836 of this test case created by Ryan Lauck

Info

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

Note: some templates were not html encoding before nor using their built-in syntax for list iteration, making it impossible to compare apples to apples.

Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/documentcloud/underscore/master/underscore.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/janl/mustache.js/master/mustache.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/wycats/handlebars.js/1.0.0/dist/handlebars.js"></script>

<script src="http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/extras/coffee-script.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/template.js"></script>
<script src="https://rawgithub.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/compiler.js"></script>
<script src="https://rawgithub.com/olado/doT/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script src="https://rawgithub.com/rlauck/hotmess/master/hotmess.js">
</script>

<!--External Template Definitions-->
<script>
  window.sharedVariables = {
   header: "Header",
   header2: "Header2",
   header3: "Header3",
   header4: "Header4",
   header5: "Header5",
   header6: "Header6",
   list: ['1000000000', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
  };
 
  window.mustacheTemplate = Mustache.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'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{.}}</li>{{/list}}</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.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.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><ul class='list'><li class='item'></li></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'>{{~ it.list :val}}<li class='item'>{{!val}}</li>{{~}}</ul></div>");

window.hotmessTemplate = hotmess.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'>{{~list}}<li class='item'>{{.}}</li>{{~}}</ul></div>");
 
  window.hoganTemplate = Hogan.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'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{.}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>");
</script>

<div id="template" style="display:none"></div>

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doT
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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Handlebars
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Underscore
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Hogan
hoganTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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Mustache
mustacheTemplate(sharedVariables);
 
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Hotmess
hotmessTemplate(sharedVariables);
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