A Testers Contest – The Crappy Little DataGenerator


At House of Test a couple of us have been developing a simple little tool for generating test data. We call it the “HoTies Little DataGenerator” and we want to share it with the testing community. But before we go public we are releasing the “Crappy Little DataGenerator” as a challenge to you testers. Besides the honor and glory the winner will receive a cool HoT goodie bag! 

The challenge is to test the tool and report your findings in the comments field of this post. I, Martin, will be the almighty judge of what is the most interesting finding or result that will earn a winner the prize. This is a friendly challenge to the testing community but take it seriously and use this as a practice opportunity to train your testing skills. In other words, don´t let your testing be sloppy but do the ground work.

The tool is created in java and as long as you have java installed on your system you should be able to just double click on the .jar-file and start the GUI. You can find the crappy little datagenerator here: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/houseoftest/Exercises/crappy_little_datagenerator_v_1.0.jar
If you like the tool but dislike the bugs, then you will be able to download the real version after the contest is over.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your testing. You have to the end of the week, the Sunday 28th of February, to send in your test results.