Teds Tremendous Data Generator
The arbitrary random data generator of text and binary files for testers and benchmarkers
When Linux Torvalds creation of Linux became more collaborative, he realised he needed a way to manage the changes of many users and so Git was born. He made a program to help him make a bigger program.
In a similar but very very very much less significant way, as part of the development of QuickHash GUI, I realised that I needed a way of creating lots of sample data to help test the features I was building into QuickHash. Given that the source data for QuickHash is text and files of various forms, I realised I need a tool that would quickly and easily enable me to generate data of various types, sizes, and similarity or randomness. From that need came the somewhat tongue-in-cheek titled utility ‘Teds Tremendous Data Generator’. It’s called that because I made it, I found it to be very tremendous for what I needed it to do, and it generates data. You may think it is garbage in which case I assume you will pay no further interest in it but for those of you that may think it could be useful for you, you are welcome to use it. I’ve made it open source and freely available.
The screenshots below show it running on Windows. A Linux and Apple Mac OSX version may follow soon if there is sufficient interest. If you’d like it for that platform, please comment below stating your interest. If enough people ask for it across platforms, I will make it so.
To view the source code, visit (https://github.com/tedsmith/TedsTremendousDataGenerator)
To donate towards the development of either this utility, or QuickHash-GUI, please visit www.paypal.me/quickhashgui