Hadlebars vs. Hogan vs. Mustache vs. jsRender vs Dust

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

Illustrate how much time string-based template engines use executing browsers HTML parser.

Optimizing string interpolation performance is focusing to 10% of the problem, not the 90%.

Preparation code

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

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

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://twitter.github.com/hogan.js/builds/2.0.0/hogan-2.0.0.js"></script>

<script>
  var tmpl = "<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>{{#people}}<dl><dt>{{name}}</dt><dt>{{description}}</dt></dl>{{/people}}</div>";
  window.mustacheTemplate = tmpl;
 
  window.handlebarsTemplate = Handlebars.compile(tmpl);
 
  window.hoganTemplate = Hogan.compile(tmpl);
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
      window.sharedVariables = {
       header: "Header",
       header2: "Header2",
       header3: "Header3",
       header4: "Header4",
       header5: "Header5",
       header6: "Header6",
       list: ['10000000', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10'],
       people: [
         { name: "Steve Jobs", description: "Apple co-founder" },
         { name: "Bill Gates", description: "Microsoft co-founder" },
         { name: "Bill Joy", description: "Sun co-founder" }
       ]
      };
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Hogan.js - Compiled
hoganTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
 
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Handlebars.js - Compiled
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
 
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