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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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="https://raw.github.com/BorisMoore/jsrender/master/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://dl.dropbox.com/u/426176/js/swig/swig.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();
      $td.find('a').show();
    });
  });
</script>
<script type="text/x-jquery-tmpl" id="tmplRow">
  < tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"
  value = "${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 >
</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 type="text/template" id="swigTmpl">
{% for row in rows %}
<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>
{% endfor %}
</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 jsRenderTmpl = "\
    <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 >"
;

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

(function(){return this.HandlebarsTemplates||(this.HandlebarsTemplates={}),this.HandlebarsTemplates.handlebarsCompiled=Handlebars.template(function(e,t,n,r,i){function l(e,t){var r="",i;r+="\n",i=n["with"].call(e,e,{hash:{},inverse:f.noop,fn:f.program(2,c,t)});if(i||i===0)r+=i;return r+="\n",r}function c(e,t){var r="",i,s;return r+='\n< tr > < td > < input type = "checkbox"\n  value = "',s=n.id,s?i=s.call(e,{hash:{}}):(i=e.id,i=typeof i===u?i():i),r+=a(i)+'" / > < /td>\n  <td>',s=n.firstName,s?i=s.call(e,{hash:{}}):(i=e.firstName,i=typeof i===u?i():i),r+=a(i)+" ",s=n.lastName,s?i=s.call(e,{hash:{}}):(i=e.lastName,i=typeof i===u?i():i),r+=a(i)+'</td > < td class = "edit" > < a > Edit < /a>\n    <input style="display:none;" type="hidden" value="Blah" / > < input class = "cancel"\n  type = "button"\n  value = "cancel" / > < /td>\n  <td class="select">\n      <a>Select</a > < select style = "display:none;" > < option > 0 < /option>\n        <option>1</option > < option > 2 < /option>\n        <option>3</option > < option > 4 < /option>\n        <option>5</option > < option > 6 < /option>\n        <option>7</option > < option > 8 < /option>\n        <option>9</option > < option > 10 < /option>\n       </select > < input class = "cancel"\n  type = "button"\n  value = "cancel" / > < /td>\n   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>\n   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>\n   <td>More string</td > < td > More string < /td>\n</tr >\n',r}n=n||e.helpers;var s="",o,u="function",a=this.escapeExpression,f=this;o=t.rows,o=n.each.call(t,o,{hash:{},inverse:f.noop,fn:f.program(1,l,i)});if(o||o===0)s+=o;return s+="\n",s}),this.HandlebarsTemplates.handlebarsCompiled}).call(this);

swig.init({
    autoescape: false,
    cache: true,
    filters: {}
});
var swigTmpl = swig.compile($("#swigTmpl").html());

</script>

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jQuery templates
var html1 = $("#tmplRow").tmpl(data)
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Precompiled jQuery template
var html3 = $.tmpl("savedTmpl", data);
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Underscore.js
var html = _.template(underscoreTmpl, {rows: data});
 
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mustache js
var html = Mustache.to_html(mustacheTmpl, {
  rows: data
});
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ICanHaz.js
var html = ich.icanhazTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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Handlebars.js
var html = handlebarsTmpl({
  rows: data
});
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Milk
var html = Milk.render(milkTmpl, {
  rows: data
});
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swig
var html = swigTmpl({rows: data});
 
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handlebars precompiled
var html = HandlebarsTemplates.handlebarsCompiled({rows: data});
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neiker commented :

Why you compile underscore templates? Obviously, this will cause a lower yield... Meanwhile, you use precompiled templates in handlebars...

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