JS MVC Frameworks

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 6 of this test case created by Tobias Otte

Preparation code

<div id="container"></div>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/jquery-1.7.1.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/underscore-1.3.1.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/handlebars.1.0.beta.5.js"></script>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/ember-0.9.5.min.js"></script>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/spine-1.0.6,min.js"></script>

<script src="http://sb.taurus.uberspace.de/jslib/backbone-0.9.2.min.js"></script>

<script>

var sharedData = {
      header: "Header",
      header2: "Header2",
      header3: "Header3",
      header4: "Header4",
      header5: "Header5",
      list: ['1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
    },
    container = $("#container");

Handlebars.template((function(){var a=Handlebars.template,b=Handlebars.templates=Handlebars.templates||{};b.handlebarsTemplatePrecompiled=a(function(a,b,c,d,e){function p(a,b){var c="",d;return c+="<li class='item'>",d=a,typeof d===l?d=d.call(a,{hash:{}}):d===n&&(d=m.call(a,"this",{hash:{}})),c+=o(d)+"</li>",c}c=c||a.helpers;var f="",g,h,i,j,k=this,l="function",m=c.helperMissing,n=void 0,o=this.escapeExpression;f+="<div><h1 class='header'>",i=c.header,g=i||b.header,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h1><h2 class='header2'>",i=c.header2,g=i||b.header2,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header2",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h2><h3 class='header3'>",i=c.header3,g=i||b.header3,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header3",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h3><h4 class='header4'>",i=c.header4,g=i||b.header4,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header4",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h4><h5 class='header5'>",i=c.header5,g=i||b.header5,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header5",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h5><h6 class='header6'>",i=c.header6,g=i||b.header6,typeof g===l?g=g.call(b,{hash:{}}):g===n&&(g=m.call(b,"header6",{hash:{}})),f+=o(g)+"</h6><ul class='list'>",i=c.list,g=i||b.list,h=c.each,j=k.program(1,p,e),j.hash={},j.fn=j,j.inverse=k.noop,g=h.call(b,g,j);if(g||g===0)f+=g;return f+="</ul></div>\n",f})})());


function emberJS() {
  var model = Ember.Object.extend();
 
  var instance = model.create(sharedData);

  instance.set("header6", "Header6");

  return instance.get("header6");
};

function spineJS() {
  var model = Spine.Model.sub();
  model.configure("Model", "header", "header2", "header3", "header4", "header5", "header6", "list");

  var instance = new model(sharedData);

  instance.header6 = "Header6";

  return instance.header6;
};

function backboneJS() {
  var model = Backbone.Model.extend(),
      instance = new model(sharedData),
      view = Backbone.View.extend({
        el: container,
        template: Handlebars.templates.handlebarsTemplatePrecompiled,
        initialize: function() {
          this.model.bind('change', this.render, this);
        },
        render: function() {
          this.$el.html(this.template(this.model.toJSON()));
        }
      });

  $(function() {
    var app = new view({model: instance});
    app.render();

    instance.set("header6", "Header6");
  });
}
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    container.empty();
};
</script>

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