Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

PBwiki JavaScript Testing

Category: JavaScript, Library

Brian Klug of the PBwiki team wanted to learn more about JavaScript serving, so they created a JavaScript Library Test which tests the loading time of Dojo, jQuery, Prototype, YUI, and Protoculous.

The test compares packed vs. minified, gzipped vs not, cached, etc. with some interesting results (hint: don’t used packed!). You can use your browser to help test, or see the combined results of thousands of testers.

JavaScript Library Results

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:50 am

4.1 rating from 46 votes


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So this just shows the serving time of each framework and the loading time of each browser? jQuery is smaller than the rest – gzipped at 15kb – so what is this test proving?

Am I missing something?

Comment by Bryan — January 17, 2008

Where is the selector tests and Mootools? Moo 1.2 quickened IE and we all know Moo stomped Jquer in FF already. Nice 1-sided test, too bad Jquery’s “15kb” size requires you to grab Jquery UI or Interface (~200kb!!!!!) to even touch the native plugins and classes of Mootools. Jquers, when will you learn that modifying the js natives is the only way you will ever compete? Oh and as a parting shot, Jquery’s animation smoothness, regardless of the plugin library used, is chop at best, go get some RP equations for computation…come on count chocula, peter pan, your better than that!

Comment by csuwldcat — January 17, 2008

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