Hot on the heels of his recent update to StreetFix, Kevin Wells has looked at another of his applications that use Wget to relay user requests to remote websites and display the results. This time, it’s his application to generate random user data, RandUser.
The program acts as an interface for the Random User Generator website, allowing you to specify some basic criteria – gender, nationality, and how you want dates formatted – and then asks the site to give you a randomly generated ‘user’; a realistic set of details for a person, but completely made up – potentially useful for testing purposes.
Version 1.03 adds a number of new nationalities to the list of those available – Indian, Mexican, Serbian, and Ukrainian – and there is now an output data field for National Insurance number (or its equivalent in whatever nationality is chosen). Some tidying up has also taken place, with its Scrap data cleared on quit, and in the event of a crash all files it has opened should be closed.