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Product Updates - July 2021

Summer Schrader & Shashank Golla|Jul 23rd, 2021|

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Monthly Updates
Welcome to Fauna’s monthly product newsletter! If you didn’t read our update last month, check it out here in the Fauna blog. As always, if you have any feedback or questions regarding product features, please email us at product@fauna.com.

Meet data residency requirements with Fauna Region Groups

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Earlier this month, we announced Fauna Region Groups to help application developers ensure they’re complying with data residency regulations like GDPR while maintaining the performance and reliability of databases in their applications. Fauna customers now have access to distinct Region Groups where you can keep data resident to specific, major regions of the globe like EU and US.
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To get started, simply create a database and select the Region Group where you’d like to keep your data resident and let Fauna handle the rest. We’d love your input so we can make sure we’re prioritizing future Region Groups that are important for you -- help us by filling out this survey.

Join us as we build with the latest product updates on Fauna live!

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Tune-in to our Twitch channel on Tuesdays at 9 AM PST to learn how to build with Fauna! Next week (July 27th), we continue our migration with three techniques for migrating your data with Fauna. Check out previous episodes for more on implementing migration patterns using user-defined functions (UDFs) and special considerations for GraphQL migrations!

Introducing Fauna’s SOC2 Certification

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Customer data protection and privacy has been a top priority for Fauna. Over the past year we have doubled down on this commitment by reviewing and improving our internal controls across the board, from our people management to the way that we release software to our application code and production environments. Earlier this year we committed to an external audit of these controls and we’re pleased to share that Fauna’s first SOC2 Type 1 report detailing implementation of the framework prepared by auditors Sensiba San Filippo is available upon request.
For more details about Fauna’s data protection and privacy practices, we have details as well as a whitepaper on our security best practices on our new trust page!

Fauna extension for VS Code

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Is VS Code your IDE of choice? If so, leverage the Fauna extension for VS Code to focus on your application and spend less time navigating back and forth between your IDE and browser. You can browse your Fauna databases, run FQL queries, and we’ve recently added basic CRUD and impersonation (AKA “Run As”) functionality.

Other updates

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  • Fauna-Labs now has a series of sample ecommerce APIs to help you get started with drivers in any language (TypeScript [backend, frontend], Python, Java, Go, C#), each one with a Swagger frontend to help you test the results. Fauna-Labs was made for our developer community, we welcome your contribution!
  • Debug login flows by specifying a token in the dashboard webshell's impersonation (AKA “RunAs”) feature.
  • Learn how you can make authentication easy with Fauna, Next.js and Auth0
Few quick notes on updates to the Fauna docs:
  • The Shell has been added to the language switcher in the code snippets
  • We now have a best practices page highlighting important topics like defensive query strategies, security and more
  • We’ve improved the coverage of our Join docs to include examples and more information

We want your feedback!

Let us know what you think of these features and content via email, or our Comment Box.
Even more importantly, help us figure out what's next!
We plan our product roadmap based on user requests and feedback. So, if there is anything else you'd like to see prioritized in our product roadmap, please vote for it in the Fauna Forums' Feature Requests category, or create a new topic and vote for it!

If you enjoyed our blog, and want to work on systems and challenges related to globally distributed systems, serverless databases, GraphQL, and Jamstack, Fauna is hiring!

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