Caching jquery selectors

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Revision 15 of this test case created by Bradley

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<div class="myElement">
</div>
    

Preparation code output

<div class="myElement"> </div>

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Test Ops/sec
Storing selector as variable
var element = $('.myElement');
element.css('color', 'green').attr('title', 'My Element').click(function() {
  console.log('clicked');
});
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Creating selector every time
$('.myElement').css('color', 'green');
$('.myElement').attr('title', 'My Element');
$('.myElement').click(function() {
  console.log('clicked');
});
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Chaining selectors
$('.myElement').css('color', 'green').attr('title', 'My Element').click(function() {
  console.log('clicked');
});
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Iterating using each()
$('.myElement').each(function() {
  $(this).css('color', 'green');
  $(this).attr('title', 'My Element');
  $(this).click(function() {
    console.log('clicked');
  });
});
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Iterating using each() cache
$('.myElement').each(function() {
  var $this = $(this);
  $this.css('color', 'green');
  $this.attr('title', 'My Element');
  $this.click(function() {
    console.log('clicked');
  });
});
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