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Data Generation: Going Beyond The Database by Gregg Bolinger on November 13, 2013

When people talk about data generation, whether it is test data, demo data, or program data, they usually think in terms of the database. That's where we store all of our data so that is what we need to generate data for. This is very true. Probably the majority of times I've needed to generate data I needed it for a database. And GenRocket is good...

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Faster Data Generation with Presets by Gregg Bolinger on November 11, 2013

As we make improvements to GenRocket, one of our main focuses is always on speed and efficiency.  One area where speed really matters is in creating Domains, Attributes, and assigning Generators to those Attributes. list of websites  Currently, it is extremely simple to do this but depending on how large a project's business model is, it can b...

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Testers Who Are Passionate About Testing Are Passionate About Test Data by Gregg Bolinger on July 12, 2013

Testers Who Are Passionate About Testing Are Passionate About Test Data I remember sitting in a team meeting many years ago and the Senior Architect asked the team about testing.  Actually, she asked about the lack of tests.  One of the more green engineers responded,  and he said what we all were thinking at the time but weren't about to say. ...

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Why Relatable Data Is Important for Test Data Generation and Functional Testing by Gregg Bolinger on June 07, 2013

Why Relatable Data Is Important for Test Data Generation and Functional Testing First let me just say that any kind of test data is better than no test data. That said, some test data is better than others for certain testing scenarios. In this article I want to look at ways generic test data might be generated and how it can be sub-optimal for fu...

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Choosing The Right Test Data Generation Tool by Gregg Bolinger on May 29, 2013

In our last blog post I talked about what test data generation is and why every engineering team should care about it.  I closed that article with 5 questions to ask yourself about your test data.  I’d like to expand on these 5 questions a bit.  Test Data Generation is a relatively new market, especially when talking about the tools and platfo...

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What Is Test Data Generation And Why You Should Care by Gregg Bolinger on May 10, 2013

I'm going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement:  testing software is hard.  Okay, not that bold of a statement since we all know that.  No matter what language or platform, software has to be tested thoroughly.  Whether you're delivering a product to a small company or trying to be the next Twitter, lack of good testing will cost you. ...

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Professional Services Launch Party by Gregg Bolinger on January 22, 2013

On a chilly Saturday night in Dedham, MA, at the Rose residence, a large, inviting fire was roaring in the fireplace emanating heat and ambient light throughout the room. A vegan spread of roasted vegetables, fresh fruit, mixed sausages, marinated olives and grape leaves decorated the table with bright colors and tantalizing smells. A comput...

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