performance comparison of jQuery Template vs underscore vs string append for table

JavaScript performance comparison

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To test performance of jQuery template for outputting 100 rows each with 10 columns where the columns have fields that can trigger events.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.templates/beta1/jquery.tmpl.js">
</script>
<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore-min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js">
</script>
<script src="http://borismoore.github.com/jsrender/jsrender.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/andyet/ICanHaz.js/raw/master/ICanHaz.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/pvande/Milk/raw/master/dist/v1.2.0/milk.js">
</script>
<script src="http://cloud.github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars-1.0.0.beta.6.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  $(function() {
    $('body').delegate('#table .edit a, #table .select a', 'click', function() {
      var $td = $(this).closest('td');
      $td.find('input, select').show();
      $td.find('a').hide();
    });

    $('body').delegate('#table .edit .cancel, $table .select .cancel', 'click', function() {
      var $td = $(this).closest('td');
      $td.find('input, select').hide();
      $td.find('a').show();
    });
  });
</script>
<script type="text/x-jquery-tmpl" id="tmplRow">
  {{each rows}}
< tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"
  value = "{{html id}}" / > < /td>
  <td>{{html firstName}} {{html lastName}}</td > < td class = "edit" > < a > Edit < /a>
    <input style="display:none;" type="hidden" value="Blah" / > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
  <td class="select">
      <a>Select</a > < select style = "display:none;" > < option > 0 < /option>
        <option>1</option > < option > 2 < /option>
        <option>3</option > < option > 4 < /option>
        <option>5</option > < option > 6 < /option>
        <option>7</option > < option > 8 < /option>
        <option>9</option > < option > 10 < /option>
       </select > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
</tr >
{{/each}}
</script>

<script type="text/x-handlebars-template" id="handlebarsTmpl">
{{#each rows}}
{{#with this}}
< tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"
  value = "{{id}}" / > < /td>
  <td>{{firstName}} {{lastName}}</td > < td class = "edit" > < a > Edit < /a>
    <input style="display:none;" type="hidden" value="Blah" / > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
  <td class="select">
      <a>Select</a > < select style = "display:none;" > < option > 0 < /option>
        <option>1</option > < option > 2 < /option>
        <option>3</option > < option > 4 < /option>
        <option>5</option > < option > 6 < /option>
        <option>7</option > < option > 8 < /option>
        <option>9</option > < option > 10 < /option>
       </select > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
</tr >
{{/with}}
{{/each}}
</script>

<script type="text/html" id="icanhazTmpl">
{{#rows}}
< tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"
  value = "{{id}}" / > < /td>
  <td>{{firstName}} {{lastName}}</td > < td class = "edit" > < a > Edit < /a>
    <input style="display:none;" type="hidden" value="Blah" / > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
  <td class="select">
      <a>Select</a > < select style = "display:none;" > < option > 0 < /option>
        <option>1</option > < option > 2 < /option>
        <option>3</option > < option > 4 < /option>
        <option>5</option > < option > 6 < /option>
        <option>7</option > < option > 8 < /option>
        <option>9</option > < option > 10 < /option>
       </select > < input class = "cancel"
  type = "button"
  value = "cancel" / > < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>
</tr >
{{/rows}}
</script>

<script>
  var data = [];

  for (var i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
    var row = {
      id: i,
      firstName: 'john',
      lastName: 'doe'
    };

    data.push(row);
  }

  $.template("savedTmpl", document.getElementById("tmplRow").innerHTML);

  var underscoreTmpl = "\
    <%for(var i=0;i<rows.length;i++){%>\
    <%var row=rows[i];%> \
    <tr> \
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '<%= row.id%>' /> </td>\
      <td><%= row.firstname%> <%= row.lastname%></td> \
      <td class = 'edit'> \
        <a> Edit </a>\
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' /> \
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
      </td>\
      <td class='select'>\
          <a>Select</a> \
          <select style = 'display:none;'> \
            <option>0</option>\
            <option>1</option> \
            <option>2</option>\
            <option>3</option> \
            <option>4</option>\
            <option>5</option> \
            <option>6</option>\
            <option>7</option> \
            <option>8</option>\
            <option>9</option> \
            <option>10</option>\
           </select> \
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
       </td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
    </tr ><%}%>"
;

  var mustacheTmpl = "\
    {{#rows}}\
    <tr> \
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '{{id}}' /> </td>\
      <td>{{firstname}} {{lastname}}</td> \
      <td class = 'edit'> \
        <a> Edit </a>\
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' /> \
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
      </td>\
      <td class='select'>\
          <a>Select</a> \
          <select style = 'display:none;'> \
            <option>0</option>\
            <option>1</option> \
            <option>2</option>\
            <option>3</option> \
            <option>4</option>\
            <option>5</option> \
            <option>6</option>\
            <option>7</option> \
            <option>8</option>\
            <option>9</option> \
            <option>10</option>\
           </select> \
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
       </td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
    </tr >{{/rows}}"


  var milkTmpl = "\
    {{#rows}}\
    <tr> \
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '{{id}}' /> </td>\
      <td>{{firstname}} {{lastname}}</td> \
      <td class = 'edit'> \
        <a> Edit </a>\
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' /> \
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
      </td>\
      <td class='select'>\
          <a>Select</a> \
          <select style = 'display:none;'> \
            <option>0</option>\
            <option>1</option> \
            <option>2</option>\
            <option>3</option> \
            <option>4</option>\
            <option>5</option> \
            <option>6</option>\
            <option>7</option> \
            <option>8</option>\
            <option>9</option> \
            <option>10</option>\
           </select> \
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' /> \
       </td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
       <td>More string</td> \
       <td>More string</td>\
    </tr >{{/rows}}"


 

var handlebarsTmpl = Handlebars.compile($("#handlebarsTmpl").html()
);

</script>

 <script id="jsrendertmpl" type="text/x-jsrender">
    {{for rows}}
    <tr>
      <td> <input type = 'checkbox' value = '{{:id}}' /> </td>
      <td>{{:firstname}} {{:lastname}}</td>
      <td class = 'edit'>
        <a> Edit </a>
        <input style='display:none;' type='hidden' value='Blah' />
        <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' />
      </td>
      <td class='select'>
          <a>Select</a>
          <select style = 'display:none;'>
            <option>0</option>
            <option>1</option>
            <option>2</option>
            <option>3</option>
            <option>4</option>
            <option>5</option>
            <option>6</option>
            <option>7</option>
            <option>8</option>
            <option>9</option>
            <option>10</option>
           </select>
            <input class = 'cancel' type = 'button' value = 'cancel' />
       </td>
       <td>More string</td>
       <td>More string</td>
       <td>More string</td>
       <td>More string</td>
       <td>More string</td>
       <td>More string</td>
    </tr >
{{/for}}
</script>
<script>
var jsRenderTmpl = $.templates( "#jsrendertmpl" );
var jqTmpl = $("#tmplRow").template();
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery template - string rendering
window.html1 = jqTmpl($,{data:{
  rows: data
}}).join("");
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Underscore.js
var untpl = _.template(underscoreTmpl);
window.html2 = untpl({
  rows: data
});
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mustache js
window.html3 = Mustache.to_html(mustacheTmpl, {
  rows: data
});
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jsrender
window.html4 = jsRenderTmpl.render({
   rows: data
});
 
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ICanHaz.js
window.html5 = ich.icanhazTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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Handlebars.js
window.html6 = handlebarsTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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Milk
window.html7 = Milk.render(milkTmpl, {
  rows: data
});
 
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