fakedata_generator is a Rust library that provides functions to generate random, fake data. It’s used by people in their CI tests.

The most popular user is vector by DataDog, as they use fakedata_generator as part of their test setup (see here).

This project was heavily inspired by lucapette/fakedata which is a Go CLI that can generate all sorts of datasets. I was a regular contributor to it in 2017 and enjoyed working on it – and with Luca – a lot. So when I decided to learn Rust it was an natural fit to build a fakedata generator tool.

The heart of it all is really dariusk/corpora which is a great set of data that is used by me.

Building this tool was fun, and I think it may be time to revisit it and give it some updates!