innerHTML vs removeChild vs jquery.remove

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 101 of this test case created by José Luis

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id='box'></div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var box = document.getElementById('box');
  for (var i=0;i<1000;i++){
      var c   = document.createElement('div');
      box.appendChild(c);
  }

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div id='box'></div>

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Test Ops/sec
removeChild
while (box.firstChild) { 
  box.removeChild(box.firstChild); 
}
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innerHTML
if (box.firstChild) box.innerHTML = '';
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