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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");

function emberJS() {
  Ember.TEMPLATES.templateEmber = Ember.Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{App.instance.header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{App.instance.header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{App.instance.header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{App.instance.header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{App.instance.header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{App.instance.header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#each App.instance.list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");

  App = Ember.Application.create();

      App.model = Ember.Object.extend();
      App.instance = App.model.create(sharedData);
      App.view = Ember.View.create({
        templateName: "templateEmber"
      });

  $(function() {
    App.view.appendTo(container);
    App.instance.set("header6", "ember");
  });

};

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

  var instance = new model(sharedData);

  instance.header6 = "spine";

};

function backboneJS() {
  templateBackbone = Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#each list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");

  var model = Backbone.Model.extend(),
      instance = new model(sharedData),
      view = Backbone.View.extend({
        el: container,
        template: templateBackbone,
        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", "backbone");
  });
}
</script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.teardown = function() {
    $("#container").empty();
};
</script>

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