performance comparison of jQuery Template vs underscore vs string append vs mustache vs handlebars vs icanhaz vs milk vs swig for table

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

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="https://github.com/andyet/ICanHaz.js/raw/master/ICanHaz.min.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">
 
</script>

<script type="text/x-handlebars-template" id="handlebarsTmpl">
{{#each 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 >
{{/each}}
</script>

<script type="text/x-handlebars-template" id="handlebarsTmpl2">
{{#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);
  }

 

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

var handlebarsTmpl2 = Handlebars.compile($("#handlebarsTmpl2").html());

</script>​​​​​​

Preparation code output

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Test Ops/sec
handlebars
var html = handlebarsTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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icanhaz
var html = ich.icanhazTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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handlebars2
var html = handlebarsTmpl2({
  rows: data
});
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icanhaz2
var html = ich.icanhazTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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