The name is a tron-ification of "generative."
The objective is to have generators of random data that can be built up from small to large.
I don't actually want to do the data generation; instead, use other libraries (currently rantly) to do that. The point is to wrap that in a class that lets you build in modifications.
This is roughly based on ScalaCheck generators, or would be if I ever flesh it out.
Generative Testing for Better Code, my presentation for Steel City Ruby and Windy City Rails, 2014.
This is a demo library for that.
Here are some links to other things mentioned in the talk:
John Hughes' important paper: Why Functional Programming Matters
The examples of tests around a web service: github.com/jessitron/venn
The example of converting from an example test to a property test, slowly (check the commit history for the evolution): github.com/jessitron/gerald
The ScalaCheck version of this talk: ScalaCheck with Prisoners Dilemma