Hello from the antipodes! It’s been a while since I’ve made any updates to my blog, and I just wanted to break the silence by demonstrating a new module that I’ve been working on called MockDataObjects. This extension gives DataObjects the ability to populate themselves intelligently with realistic-looking data. It comes with a variety of CMS enhancements and CLI tools for creating, populating, and managing mock data. It’s very useful in the early phases of a project when you need data to use for testing.
Also, frontend developers will enjoy the model-independent data generation, which offers new template tags that generate mock data on the fly, without requiring any database fields.