[TIP] What are you all using for fixtures?

Chris Wesseling Chris.Wesseling at cwi.nl
Thu Jul 3 09:28:41 PDT 2014

On 2014-07-03T11:48:08+0000, Marcin Tustin wrote:
> Right now I'm looking for alternatives to the farmdev fixture module
> (http://farmdev.com/projects/fixture/) for loading fixture data with
> sqlalchemy.
> What are you using, and why do you like or dislike it?

For Django projects I like Model Mommy

My main likes
- It can create instances, with and without touching the database
- It generates required data, that I don't care about for the current
- A clean API, and a willingess to clean up ugly bits:

I wish I had more time to work on that :)

The data generation feature has actually uncovered fallacies in my code.
IIRC somethin like a missing validator.

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Chris Wesseling
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