Generating Fake Data in Node.JS
Each month I like to do a few courses on Udemy to sharpen my skills.
Recently, I was working through Stephen Grider’s Microservices with Node JS and React and it used a package for generating sample data.
The package is called Faker, a useful utility for generating sample data for entities such as Address, Company, Images, etc.
To install on Node:
npm install faker
To generate fake data:
var faker = require('faker'); var randomName = faker.name.findName(); var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card
You may also access via an API call only:
The full list of properties can be found here.
If you are a .NET developer, there is also a port of this popular library via nuget: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Faker.Net/