How to create fake data with Python and Faker | Aiven Developer Tips
You can’t really test databases properly without data. In this video, Aiven’s Developer Advocate Francesco Tisiot shows you a great way to create fake data using Python and Faker. He also shares a pizza-related example - we hope you know your toppings!
Faker documentation: https://faker.readthedocs.io/en/master/
Github repo: https://github.com/aiven/kafka-python-fake-data-producer
Blog post: https://aiven.io/blog/create-your-own-data-stream-for-kafka-with-python-and-faker
Aiven Kafka Python Notebooks: https://github.com/aiven/kafka-python-notebooks
0:25 Installing Faker within the Python Notebook
1:04 Create fake data in Faker
2:00 Localize the Faker instance
3:00 Other data types available on Faker
4:56 Add new data types to Faker
6:32 How to use the seed in Faker to control the data
7:56 Getting unique values with your fake data
8:34 Useful resources
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