jQuery $( '.class' ) vs getElementsByClassName( 'class' )

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 35 of this test case created by Robin Schuster

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.4/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="class" id="id1"></div>

    

Preparation code output

<div class="class" id="id1"></div>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
$('.class')
var x = $( '.class' );
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getElementsByClassName('class')
 var x = document.getElementsByClassName( 'class' );
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