Anyhow, I came across my post on Underscore.js, and since MS just dropped Platform Preview 3 of IE 9, I thought I’d redo the comparison in Chrome6, IE8 and IE9 (though I know this is hardly any complete benchmark test, it’s still telling). The results are below:
As I said in my last post, I can’t wait for IE9 to replace every previous IE version… I haven’t been this excited about an IE product since IE4, which was more than 10 years ago.
IE 8 – still a dog.
IE 9 PP3 – Starting to look good! Faster than Chrome in some tests!
Chrome 6 – still the winner in most categories, though the lead is shrinking
Bottom line, though – if you’re doing a lot of looping/mapping, you should use Underscore rather than jQuery.