innerHTML vs removeChild vs jquery.remove

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id='box'></div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var box = document.getElementById('box');
  box.innerHTML = '<div id="inner">hello</div>';
  var inner = box.firstChild;

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div id='box'></div>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
removeChild
if (box.firstChild) { box.removeChild(box.firstChild); }
pending…
innerHTML
if (box.firstChild) { box.innerHTML = ''; }
pending…
jQuery.remove
if (box.firstChild) { $(box.firstChild).remove(); }
pending…

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