jquery class vs javascript classList

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Josh Vermaire

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="my_test"><div class="my_test"></div><div class="my_test"></div><div class="my_test"></div><div class="my_test"></div><div class="my_test"></div></div>
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<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    target = document.getElementById("target")
    $target = $("#target")
};
</script>

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Testing in unknown unknown
Test Ops/sec
jquery remove
$target.removeClass('target')
pending…
javascript remove
target.classList.remove('target')
pending…
jquery add
$target.addClass('target')
pending…
javascript add
target.classList.add('target')
pending…

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