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.

Preparation code

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-2.0.3.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore-min.js">
</script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/hij1nx/JUP/master/lib/jup.js"></script>

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

<script src="https:////cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/handlebars.js/1.1.2/handlebars.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/creationix/haml-js/master/lib/haml.js"></script>

<script src="//rawgithub.com/visionmedia/jade/master/jade.js"></script>

<script src="http://jashkenas.github.io/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://rawgithub.com/olado/doT/master/doT.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/aefxx/jQote2/master/jquery.jqote2.min.js"></script>
 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    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.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.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.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 = jade.compile("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.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);
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Creationix's Haml-js Template
hamlTemplate(sharedVariables);
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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);
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Eco Template
ecoTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
jQuery Templates
$.tmpl(jQueryTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
pending…
doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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jQote2 direct
jqote2.call(sharedVariables, 0, 0, [sharedVariables], jqote2);
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