Bogus VS AutoFixture

Compare Bogus vs AutoFixture and see what are their differences.


:card_index: A simple fake data generator for C#, F#, and VB.NET. Based on and ported from the famed faker.js. (by bchavez)


AutoFixture is an open source library for .NET designed to minimize the 'Arrange' phase of your unit tests in order to maximize maintainability. Its primary goal is to allow developers to focus on what is being tested rather than how to setup the test scenario, by making it easier to create object graphs containing test data. (by AutoFixture)
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Bogus AutoFixture
17 8
6,689 2,897
- 1.1%
4.6 3.1
5 days ago 4 months ago
C# C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Bogus. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-21.
  • Using EF Core and Bogus
    2 projects | | 21 Jan 2023
    Going forward, the secret to knowing were to find data is to read Bogus information in the readme file which goes into depth were to find paths to generate data. This is very important as you can clash with their classes e.g. you create a Person class and guess what, Bogus has a Person class. This is were knowing how to work with using statements and using statements with aliasing.
  • Learn DateOnly & TimeOnly
    7 projects | | 15 Jan 2023
    Code samples for which as of version 13.0.2 now supports DateOnly and TimeOnly. Three code samples are used to show interactions with Bogus and Microsoft.Data.SqlClient which is most likely used to work with json data.
  • Is there a tool that could be used to generate fake unit test cases automatically for code coverage? (read description before downvoting)
    2 projects | | 19 May 2022
    In terms of generating test cases, I've come across this before:
  • Help me find this library
    2 projects | | 27 Mar 2022
    I used a .Net library a few years ago to create random text for a bunch of fake email bodies. It wasn't "lorem ipsum" type text, but full sentences and paragraphs. It would produce text that sounded like it came from a bullshit consulting handbook, or an intentionally obtuse technical description....things like, "Though vague in purpose the participant reality substituted reactional nature while in strongest thought vertices coincided with ...." and so on. I think it was somehow tied to Bogus but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Anyone able to help me out here?
  • Some useful Libraries for .NET projects
    6 projects | | 2 Oct 2021
    Bogus Github Nuget: Install-Package Bogus -Version 33.1.1
  • My first NuGet package: Fluent Random Picker
    4 projects | | 27 Jun 2021
    Seems like a fun package but I prefer Bogus
  • String similarity search and fast LIKE operator using pg_trgm
    2 projects | | 11 May 2021
    I inserted 10M rows of fake data generated by Bogus into the table. You can download the dump here.
  • Comparison between TypeORM and Entity Framework with LINQ
    2 projects | | 16 Mar 2021
    What is Bogus and Faker? They are libraries randomly to create a variety of dummy data such as human name, address, date and product/company name etc. = reduce our boring time of generating dummy records and have testing cases with multiple dummy values instead of our static ones.


Posts with mentions or reviews of AutoFixture. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-20.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Bogus and AutoFixture you can also consider the following projects:

faker-cs - C# port of the Ruby Faker gem (

NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.

Moq - Repo for managing Moq 4.x

NBuilder - Rapid generation of test objects in .NET

FakeItEasy - The easy mocking library for .NET

GenFu - GenFu is a library you can use to generate realistic test data. It is composed of several property fillers that can populate commonly named properties through reflection using an internal database of values or randomly created data. You can override any of the fillers, give GenFu hints on how to fill them.

MSTest - MSTest framework and adapter

FsCheck - Random Testing for .NET

Fluent Assertions - A very extensive set of extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style unit tests. Targets .NET Framework 4.7, as well as .NET Core 2.1, .NET Core 3.0, .NET 6, .NET Standard 2.0 and 2.1. Supports the unit test frameworks MSTest2, NUnit3, XUnit2, MSpec, and NSpec3.