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Benerator 0.6.6 released

Benerator supports you in performing realistic load and performance tests. It is a framework for generating realistic and valid high-volume test data for your system under test (avoiding the Datalite anti-pattern). benerator actually reduces the amount of time for creating a useful data setup of a medium sized enterprise application or XML Schema from 2-4 weeks to 1-2 days!

Release 0.6.5 fixes critical bugs for Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server and improves the performance significantly. Users of release 0.6.5 are strongly encouraged to upgrade.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2011-06-30

Benerator 0.6.5 released

Benerator supports you in performing realistic load and performance tests. It is a framework for generating realistic and valid high-volume test data for your system under test (avoiding the Datalite anti-pattern). benerator actually reduces the amount of time for creating a useful data setup of a medium sized enterprise application or XML Schema from 2-4 weeks to 1-2 days!

Release 0.6.5 is a maintenance release which fixes critical bugs for Windows systems, MySQL and PostgreSQL. All users of release 0.6.4 are strongly encouraged to upgrade. ... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2011-02-07

Benerator 0.6.4 released

Benerator supports you in performing realistic load and performance tests. It is a framework for generating realistic and valid high-volume test data for your system under test (avoiding the Datalite anti-pattern). benerator actually reduces the amount of time for creating a useful data setup of a medium sized enterprise application or XML Schema from 2-4 weeks to 1-2 days!

Release 0.6.4 adds a major enhancement to Benerator's functionality: The transcoding feature enables a user to transfer full or partial table content from one database to another reassigning and transforming foreign keys. DB Sanity enable Benerator to check pre- and postconditions in a database.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2011-02-01

Benerator 0.6.2 released

Benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms. It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2010-05-29

Benerator 0.6.1 released

Benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms. It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2010-05-06

Documentation for XML Schema file generation

New documentation on XML Schema based XML file generation has been added to the Benerator Manual. Find it at http://databene.org/download/databene-benerator-manual-0.6.0.pdf

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2010-04-20

Benerator 0.6.0 released

Benerator 0.6.0 is a major redesign, adding much power to the tool and simplifying many concepts that were problematic for users. It adds an own script language, component improvements and a large set of new extensions, now making Benerator serve as load generator, too. The big number of changes and improvements made it necessary to break backwards compatibility, a migration guide gives an overview on how to migrate existing projects.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2010-04-12

Benerator Service Release 0.5.9-SR1

benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms. It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2009-06-17

databene benerator 0.5.9 released

benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms. It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages. ... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2009-03-31

benerator 0.5.8 released

benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms. It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2009-03-23

benerator 0.5.7 released

benerator 0.5.7 released - fixing serious bugs.

benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms.
It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2009-01-12

benerator 0.5.6 released - the most productive release ever

benerator 0.5.6 released - the most productive release ever.

benerator is the leading open source performance test data generator. It has a strong emphasis on generating valid data even for complex constraints and of being platform-independent. So, you can define generators for your business domain, exchange them freely (under GPL) and reuse them for creating data for different target platforms.
It is highly extendible as well by supporting a wide range of service provider interfaces and can execute scripts in SQL, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Groovy and other script languages.... read more

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-12-06

databene benerator 0.5.5 released

With the new benerator release, database data generation is strongly simplified:
As a minimal setting you just need to define table name, database and the desired
number of entries.
A syntax extension provides selector expressions that are evaluated dynamically
and you may inline SQL code in benerator descriptor files. You can specify
default generation for columns that appear in several tables (e.g. id, uuid,
created_at, created_by...) and export generated data to SQL files too.
For all file references, relative URLs are now supported.
You can now inline scripts in SQL, Java, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Groovy,
FreeMarker, Velocity, Tcl and many more. New name packages are included for
Finnland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
Finally, some resource leaks and other bugs were removed.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-08-30

databene benerator 0.5.4 released

About benerator:

benerator is a framework for creating realistic and valid high-volume test data, used for performance and load testing and showcase setup. Data is generated from an easily configurable metadata model and exported to databases, XML, CSV or flat files.

release info:

With release 0.5.4 all known bugs are fixed and convenience is improved
with the new <reference> descriptor, configurable CSV separators, improved
distribution support and a new 'finance' domain with generators and validators for
bank account numbers with IBANs. The descriptor syntax and semantic has been
clarified and unified (see http://databene.org/databene-benerator/file_format.html\).
Some more XML Schema features are supported, but there is still work to do.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-07-14

databene benerator 0.5.3 released

benerator is a framework for creating realistic and valid high-volume test data, used for performance and load testing and showcase setup. Data is generated from an easily configurable metadata model and exported to databases, XML, CSV or flat files.

release 0.5.3 is primarily a bug fix release and adds an Excel sheet exporter.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-05-07

databene benerator 0.5.2 released

benerator is a framework for creating realistic and valid high-volume test data, used for performance and load testing, showcase setup and database data extraction. Data can be generated from an easily configurable metadata model and exported to databases, XML, CSV or flat files.

This release fixes all known bugs and improves XML file generation performance by 100%,
DB snapshot creation by 20%. Weaknesses in rendering time related values have been removed.
A new Distribution type 'IndividualWeight' allows for individual weighting of imported values.
Existing generators have been improved and extended by a DomainGenerator.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-04-30

databene benerator 0.5.1 released

release 0.5.1 fixes some major bugs and adds domain support for the United States in
generating US addresses and company names. From now on, benerator will be available
on the public maven repository (groupId 'org.databene', artifactId 'databene-benerator'.
Users please note the new tracking on sourceforge.net:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=222964&atid=1057386.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-04-09

databene benerator: 0.5.0 released

benerator is a framework for creating realistic and valid high-volume test data, used for performance and load testing and showcase setup. Data is generated from an easily configurable metadata model and exported to databases, XML, CSV or flat files.

After database population reached maturity in the previous release, the newest major enhancement is the ability to generate XML files directly from XML schema files - optional generator configuration can be added in schema annotations. New generator classes and name packages have been added for India, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Australia, Austria, Japan, Slovenia and Israel.

Posted by Volker Bergmann 2008-04-02