Faker.js – generate massive amounts of fake data in the browser and node


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Faker.js

Build Status

npm version

Demo

http://marak.com/faker.js/

Hosted API Microservice

http://faker.hook.io

  • Supports all Faker API Methods
  • Full-Featured Microservice
  • Hosted by hook.io
curl http://faker.hook.io?property=name.findName&locale=de

Help Support Hook.io!

The mantainer of this project is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the very awesome open-source hook.io project.

If you like Faker.js, please support hook.io! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/773811571/hookio

Usage

Browser



  var randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Caitlyn Kerluke
  var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Rusty@arne.info
  var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties

Node.js

var faker = require('faker');

var randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties

API

Faker.fake()

As of version v3.0.0 faker.js contains a super useful generator method Faker.fake for combining faker API methods using a mustache string format.

Example:

console.log(faker.fake('{{name.lastName}}, {{name.firstName}} {{name.suffix}}'));
// outputs: "Marks, Dean Sr."

This will interpolate the format string with the value of methods name.lastName(), name.firstName(), and name.suffix()

API Methods

  • address
    • zipCode
    • city
    • cityPrefix
    • citySuffix
    • streetName
    • streetAddress
    • streetSuffix
    • streetPrefix
    • secondaryAddress
    • county
    • country
    • countryCode
    • state
    • stateAbbr
    • latitude
    • longitude
  • commerce
    • color
    • department
    • productName
    • price
    • productAdjective
    • productMaterial
    • product
  • company
    • suffixes
    • companyName
    • companySuffix
    • catchPhrase
    • bs
    • catchPhraseAdjective
    • catchPhraseDescriptor
    • catchPhraseNoun
    • bsAdjective
    • bsBuzz
    • bsNoun
  • date
    • past
    • future
    • between
    • recent
    • month
    • weekday
  • fake
  • finance
    • account
    • accountName
    • mask
    • amount
    • transactionType
    • currencyCode
    • currencyName
    • currencySymbol
  • hacker
    • abbreviation
    • adjective
    • noun
    • verb
    • ingverb
    • phrase
  • helpers
    • randomize
    • slugify
    • replaceSymbolWithNumber
    • replaceSymbols
    • shuffle
    • mustache
    • createCard
    • contextualCard
    • userCard
    • createTransaction
  • image
    • image
    • avatar
    • imageUrl
    • abstract
    • animals
    • business
    • cats
    • city
    • food
    • nightlife
    • fashion
    • people
    • nature
    • sports
    • technics
    • transport
  • internet
    • avatar
    • email
    • userName
    • protocol
    • url
    • domainName
    • domainSuffix
    • domainWord
    • ip
    • userAgent
    • color
    • mac
    • password
  • lorem
    • words
    • sentence
    • sentences
    • paragraph
    • paragraphs
  • name
    • firstName
    • lastName
    • findName
    • jobTitle
    • prefix
    • suffix
    • title
    • jobDescriptor
    • jobArea
    • jobType
  • phone
    • phoneNumber
    • phoneNumberFormat
    • phoneFormats
  • random
    • number
    • arrayElement
    • objectElement
    • uuid
    • boolean

Localization

As of version v2.0.0 faker.js supports over 27 different language definition packs.

The default language is set to English.

Setting a new locale is simple:

// sets locale to de
faker.locale = "de";
  • de
  • de_AT
  • de_CH
  • el_GR
  • en
  • en_AU
  • en_BORK
  • en_CA
  • en_GB
  • en_IE
  • en_IND
  • en_US
  • en_au_ocker
  • es
  • es_MX
  • fa
  • fr
  • fr_CA
  • ge
  • it
  • ja
  • ko
  • nb_NO
  • nep
  • nl
  • pl
  • pt_BR
  • ru
  • sk
  • sv
  • tr
  • uk
  • vi
  • zh_CN
  • zh_TW

Individual Localization Packages

As of vesion v3.0.0 faker.js supports incremental loading of locales.

By default, requiring faker will include all locale data.

In a production environment, you may only want to include the locale data for a specific set of locales.

// loads only de locale
var faker = require('faker/locale/de');

Tests

npm install .
make test

You can view a code coverage report generated in coverage/lcov-report/index.html.

Projects Built with faker.js

Fake JSON Schema

Use faker generators to populate JSON Schema samples.
See: https://github.com/pateketrueke/json-schema-faker/

CLI

Run faker generators from Command Line.
See: https://github.com/lestoni/faker-cli

Want to see your project added here? Let us know!

Meteor

Meteor installation

  meteor add practicalmeteor:faker

meteor usage, both client and server

  var randomName = faker.name.findName(); // Rowan Nikolaus
  var randomEmail = faker.internet.email(); // Kassandra.Haley@erich.biz
  var randomCard = faker.helpers.createCard(); // random contact card containing many properties

Version Release Schedule

faker.js is a popular project used by many organizations and individuals in production settings. Major and Minor version releases are generally on a monthly schedule. Bugs fixes are addressed by severity and fixed as soon as possible.

If you require the absolute latest version of faker.js the master branch @ http://github.com/marak/faker.js/ should always be up to date and working.

Authors

Matthew Bergman & Marak Squires

faker.js – Copyright (c) 2014-2015
Matthew Bergman & Marak Squires
http://github.com/marak/faker.js/

faker.js was inspired by and has used data definitions from:

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