jQuery append vs jQuery html vs native innerHTML vs native DOM

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
<div id="list" style="display:none">
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var len = 20;


Preparation code output

<div id="list" style="display:none"> </div>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
jquery .append()
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  $('#list').html( '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>' );
native innerHTML
var list = document.getElementById('list');
for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
  list.innerHTML = '<div>Test ' + i + '</div>';

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