Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Slickspeed Adds Dojo

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Performance

The MooTools folks have added Dojo 1.0.2 to the set of tests on their Slickspeed. It is actually quite cool of them to put up this test and compare other frameworks.

I just ran it on Firefox beta 3 on the Mac and the final results (for what it is worth) were:

  • Dojo 1.0.2: 145 ms
  • JQuery 1.2.3: 220 ms
  • MooTools 1.2beta2: 148 ms
  • Prototype 255 ms

Dojo comes up top, and gets a lot of green bars, as does jQuery, and even MooTools. Prototype wins on “.classname” which is very commonly used.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:29 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes


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I have heard rumors that the DOM-setup in the Slickspeed test isn’t really comparable to real-World use-cases. Is that true?

Comment by roosteronacid — February 21, 2008

DOMAssistant has been updated recently, and even has a slickspeed test as well :-)

Comment by Morgan Roderick — February 21, 2008

If Moo Beta is included, they should also include Dojo 1.1 Beta.

Comment by Les — February 21, 2008

One thing to note is that these tests should also be run in IE. Most of us use FF for day-to-day stuff but IE is still the most commonly used browser.

Dojo’s performance in both FF & IE is great.

Comment by Rey Bango — February 21, 2008

Holy crap! So Prototype is essentially the slowest framework (at least on my machine, on both Safari 3 and FireFox, and on almost all the selector tests)

If I remember correctly, Prototype was The King in this slickspeed test some time ago, or am I wrong?

Comment by zeno — February 21, 2008

You have to wonder how accurate these tests really are. If you run this test, and the domassistant’s test, you will see totally different results for the same frameworks and their versions.

Comment by urandom — February 22, 2008

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