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Tarantula, Rails super-fuzzer, released

Stu has finally released Tarantula over on the main Relevance blog. Tarantula is probably the most exciting open source release Relevance has put out since I’ve joined the company about half a year ago. It basically will crawl your app intelligently, try putting garbage into forms and query params, and give you a nice looking report of what breaks and what doesn’t. It can also validate html as it goes.

We have a lot of good ideas and plans for many more things this tool can do - one big thing I’d like to see is the ability for it to run in a black box mode against your real app (in a staging env, of course) in addition to a running as a Rails integration test.

Tarantula sample