Bogus VS NUnit

Compare Bogus vs NUnit and see what are their differences.

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Bogus NUnit
27 26
8,208 2,451
- 2.4%
8.3 9.2
about 1 month 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.
  • 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.
  • The art of Deconstructing
    2 projects | | 12 Feb 2023
    Usage with mocked data using Bogus NuGet package.
  • 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 | /r/dotnet | 19 May 2022
    In terms of generating test cases, I've come across this before:


Posts with mentions or reviews of NUnit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-21.
  • CI/CD Pipeline Using GitHub Actions: Automate Software Delivery
    8 projects | | 21 Jul 2023
    .NET / xUnit / NUnit / MSTest
  • Fluent Assertions: Fluently Assert the Result of .NET Tests
    3 projects | | 11 Jul 2023
    This library extends the traditional assertions provided by frameworks like MSTest, NUnit, or XUnit by offering a more extensive set of extension methods. Fluent Assertions supports a wide range of types like collections, strings, and objects and even allows for more advanced assertions like throwing exceptions.
  • TDD vs BDD - A Detailed Guide
    6 projects | | 9 Jun 2023
    Next, you need to install a testing framework that will be used for performing unit testing in your project. Several testing frameworks are available depending on the programming language used to create an application. For example, JUnit is commonly used for Java apps, pytest for Python apps, NUnit for .NET apps, Jest for JavaScript apps, and so on. We’ll use the Jest framework for this tutorial since we are using JavaScript.
  • Setting up a simple testing project with C#
    7 projects | | 27 May 2023
    At this point you're going to see a familiar screen asking you to select a project. Here we're looking for a test project. By default, Visual Studio gives you access to 3 different testing frameworks based on your choice of project. These are MSTest, XUnit and NUnit. Ultimately, all 3 of these testing accomplish the same thing, and I've worked with all of them at various points in my career. The difference is mainly in exact syntax and documentation. Although, it's generally considered that MSTest is a little "older" than NUnit or XUnit, so I tend to see it less now. For the purposes of this demo, I'm going to go with NUnit:
  • Test-Driven Development
    3 projects | | 4 May 2023
    Use a testing framework: Utilize a testing framework like NUnit, xUnit, or MSTest to create, organize, and run your tests. These frameworks provide a consistent way to write tests, generate test reports, and integrate with continuous integration tools.
  • Debugging extension for test library
    2 projects | /r/csharp | 13 Apr 2023
    So I wrote extension attribute for Nunit, the opposite of how the retry attribute works.
  • 2023 Development Tool Map
    20 projects | | 19 Feb 2023
  • Unlock the Power of Unit Testing: A Beginner’s Guide to Quality Software Development
    3 projects | | 30 Jan 2023
    3 projects | | 30 Jan 2023
    This is a basic example of how to create an NUnit unit test for a simple API in a controller with C#. You can find more information and resources on the NUnit website and in the NUnit documentation.
  • Creating Your Own Custom Attributes in C# and Retrieving Their Values
    3 projects | | 17 Dec 2022
    I was trying to think of an example of where C# attributes might be used in every day life and then it dawned on me: unit testing! If you have ever used a unit test framework such as MSTest, NUnit or xUnit, you will have used attributes in C# to define the classes and methods that you would like the test framework to execute. This is just one example of how you can use attributes to assign metadata to elements of your code.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Bogus and NUnit 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.

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

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

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.

NBuilder - Rapid generation of test objects in .NET

NSubstitute - A friendly substitute for .NET mocking libraries.

xUnit - is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for .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.

Shouldly - Should testing for .NET—the way assertions should be!