Elsewhere on the 'Net - Benchmarks

Benchmarks elsewhere on the 'Net.
Part of Tests.

2 October 2008

UA Profiler

Steve Souders has unveiled a new test suite for browser performance charcteristics. Please take all your browsers, especially obscure ones, and run the automatic tests in them. You'll help web developers around the world.

Benchmarks | Permalink

9 September 2008

JavaScript Benchmark Quality

With a new browser war looming, and JavaScript being the main battleground, the quality of JavaScript benchmarks becomes more and more important. John Resig takes a look at the three most important ones.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

24 April 2008

Speed test: innerHTML versus DOM manipulation

Another DOM vs. innerHTML test. This series of tests suggests that DOM is faster in Safari and Opera, though innerHTML remains faster in Firefox and IE.

Benchmarks | Permalink

14 April 2008

Dromaeo JavaScript Performance Testing

John Resig unveils a new JavaScript performance test. Very interesting.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

20 October 2007

Evaluate Low Level JavaScript Performance Characteristics

Benchmark tests for run times of low-level JavaScript functionality in the four major browsers. Overall ranking:

  1. Opera
  2. Safari
  3. Firefox
  4. IE

The results of my own tests tend to swap Safari and Firefox, but they're different sorts of tests. In any case we're one step closer to understanding performance issues in the four major browsers.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

1 July 2007

iPhone Javascript and spec benchmark

The first independent iPhone benchmark test, compared with a MacBook Pro. John Murch ran a few online benchmarks, among which my DOM vs. innerHTML one.

Unfortunately we still don't know if these figures can be compared with other browsers due to the Date object problems I posted about earlier.

Nonetheless the comparison between Safari 3 on MacBook Pro and iPhone is (should be) valid. Result: the iPhone is much, much slower (factor 100!). That's much more than I expected, frankly.

Benchmarks, iPhone | Permalink

19 October 2006

DHTML JavaScript Benchmark (DOM and innerHTML)

A W3C DOM vs. innerHTML benchmark. Its conclusions match mine: innerHTML is much faster than "real" W3C DOM methods.

Benchmarks, DOM | Permalink

12 September 2006

Beware of JavaScript Library Overkill

Ryan Campbell does some benchmark tests with Prototype's Enumerator, and finds it's significantly slower than a traditional, non-library approach.

If basic JavaScript will do the task, then use basic JavaScript.

Benchmarks, Libraries | Permalink

5 August 2006

Javascript speed tests

JavaScript benchmark tests. Result (Win only): Opera super-fast, IE OK, Firefox slightly less OK.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

11 June 2006

JavaScript loop test

Which JavaScript loop is fastest?

Benchmarks, Core | Permalink

23 December 2005

JSON Benchmarking: Beating a Dead Horse

Dave Johnson did some benchmarks for W3C DOM, JSON and XSLT as Ajax response formats. His conclusion is that XSLT is by far the fastest method. I hope he gets around putting his test pages online soon, so that people can verify this conclusion.

Benchmarks, Data Retrieval | Permalink

1 August 2005

JavaScript Speed Test

Some tests for determining JavaScript execution speed. Please do the tests; the results are automatically added to the database.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

31 July 2005

Javascript Benchmarking - Part II

Dave (can't find his last name) continues his series of JavaScript benchmark tests, this time for finding the fastest method of changing the background colour of a table. The results are interesting, but I wish he'd publish his test pages.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

19 July 2005

Faster DHTML in 12 Steps

MS tips for faster DOM Scripting in Explorer. Contains benchmark tests (I thought I was the only one who did that). The tests could use a bit longer loops (1000 iterations instead of the 100 currently used), but all in all the tips have an experimental basis and can serve as a first step towards real benchmarking.

Benchmarks, DOM, IE | Permalink

10 July 2005

Javascript Benchmarking - Part I

Benchmarking test for XSLT and JavaScript. Conclusion: Explorer Windows is far faster than Firefox. In Firefox JavaScript is much faster than XSLT.

Benchmarks, JavaScript | Permalink

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