The many uses of mock data

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  • JFairy

    Java fake data generator

    In my observation, mock data has tended to be used in a rather loose, slipshod, careless manner. Unlike documentation, it is treated as the garbage of software material. (Sometimes even referred to as "garbage data"). People will try to avoid writing it by using elaborate "generators" such as jFairy or zed.

  • storybook

    📓 The UI component explorer. Develop, document, & test React, Vue, Angular, Web Components, Ember, Svelte & more!

    Bonus: And we're talking about more than just unit-tests here! Mock values can also be used to fill in live component demos (e.g. Storybook stories), dynamic documentation (e.g. Docusaurus pages) and snapshot tests (e.g. PhantomJS screenshots).

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • zed

    Tooling for super-structured data: a new and easier way to manipulate data (by brimdata)

    In my observation, mock data has tended to be used in a rather loose, slipshod, careless manner. Unlike documentation, it is treated as the garbage of software material. (Sometimes even referred to as "garbage data"). People will try to avoid writing it by using elaborate "generators" such as jFairy or zed.

  • Docusaurus

    Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

    Bonus: And we're talking about more than just unit-tests here! Mock values can also be used to fill in live component demos (e.g. Storybook stories), dynamic documentation (e.g. Docusaurus pages) and snapshot tests (e.g. PhantomJS screenshots).

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