Bogus VS FakeItEasy

Compare Bogus vs FakeItEasy 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)
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Bogus FakeItEasy
27 1
8,390 1,644
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8.3 8.5
11 days ago 4 days 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 2024-01-06.
  • Bogus custom Dataset
    2 projects | | 6 Jan 2024
    Bogus NuGet package is fake data generator which can be helpful for populating tables in a database and testing purposes. If a database is not used and Bogus populates list of data each time an application runs, the data is random, never the same. Also, the random data generated by Bogus may not meet a developer’s requirements.
  • C# User-defined explicit and implicit conversion operators
    2 projects | | 1 Jan 2024
    A list is populated with NuGet package Bogus.
  • Windows form move items up/down in ListView and more
    2 projects | | 22 Dec 2023
    Other project either mocked data using NuGet package Bogus or a json file.
  • Should I give a copy of the database to the developer
    1 project | /r/dotnet | 25 Jun 2023
    That reminds me of Bogus which also generates dummy data that I've been using for sometime now.
  • Best practices for organising Mock Data & Repositories in Testing
    3 projects | /r/dotnet | 2 Jun 2023
    To do all this you need test though...and that's where ]Bogus]( and Auto Bogus come in handy. They both generate semi random test data that you can use to populate whatever method you've decided to use. You can setup rules so for specific fields, they have built in generators for common things like names and addresses. Auto Bogus can be used to populate large/complicated objects with data automatically (it can be slow if you don't use .WithRecursiveDepth() or.WithTreeDepth() )
  • Do you guys mock everything in your Unit Tests?
    5 projects | /r/csharp | 12 Apr 2023
    Bogus - For creating fake data Verify - Snapshot testing for .NET MELT - For testing ILogger usage Stryker - Mutation Testing for .NET TestContainers - run docker programmatically in integration tests
  • WinForms communicate between forms
    2 projects | | 9 Apr 2023
    To keep things interesting Bogus library is used to create a Person instance.
  • bchavez/Bogus: fake data generator for C#
    1 project | /r/GodotCSharp | 14 Feb 2023
  • The art of Deconstructing
    2 projects | | 12 Feb 2023
    Usage with mocked data using Bogus NuGet package.
  • Nuget Packages in Class Libraries
    1 project | /r/dotnet | 9 Feb 2023
    I would say the issue is either a general issue with how Revit loads the addin, or maybe an issue with conflicts in your transitive dependencies. You can do some tests to try to figure out which. Try making a barebones Revit addin that uses a library that has no dependencies and isn't likely to be used in Revit. I'd suggest Bogus, you can use it generate a few pieces of test data and log them/display in the UI/whatever. If that works, then it would appear that Revit is fine with your addin having dependencies (which I would expect).


Posts with mentions or reviews of FakeItEasy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-21.

What are some alternatives?

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

AutoFixture - 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.

Moq - Repo for managing Moq 4.x [Moved to:]

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

NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.

NBuilder - Rapid generation of test objects in .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.

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.

NUnit - NUnit Framework

Rhino Mocks