Yes the first thing you would say that "Are you using windows?" and the answer is yes I do use windows 8.1 and I am not ashamed of it. I have some convincing reasons to use Windows which I am listing below. I use Corel Draw I really want google drive to sync files on my machine. There is no good free linux alternative for that I use MS Office a lot, especially Excel My new laptop has UEFI boot and I can't install fedora on it, I tried and it didn't work I provide trainings on Drupal and JIRA. In my experience in such cases using a Windows based machine is always better, because in most companies people use Windows for their work and people can easily follow me during the training BTW I still work on fedora which is installed on my netbook, which I carry with me all the time, taking notes…
Duplicating a git repository to another repository - Bitbucket
I always used SVN for managing my projects, that was the case till last year. Though Drupal.org moved to GIT too few years back, I did not completely move to GIT. The main reason was the comfort level. Of course GIT offer plenty of good features but SVN was also not bad, and most importantly I was the only developer on those projects. Since last year our team has grown and we now use Bitbucket only for managing our code on git repositories. At Sparxsys we offer Drupal development at really competitive prices and our main USP is to deliver fast. Some of the projects have common functionality so we re-use the code of other projects. This may not be true for big complex projects but if we get a requirement for a relatively simple site with standard dynamic features for managing the content…
Jira training room at Cognizant
Few days back I had a great experience of organizing JIRA Training in Cognizant Chennai. It was a 2 day training program which I conducted in their training center. Cognizant has several offices in Chennai but they have this particular building where all the trainings are organized. I could not get the picture of all the participants but here are some of them. Most of them were experienced developers with 3+ years of experience. The main objective of the training was to make them comfortable with JIRA so they can install, customize it as per their requirements. There was even one participant from US who attended the session online and he was some senior guy who is responsible for managing big JIRA instance with more than 1 lakh users. Apart from the standing JIRA Training content,…
Ravi Sagar Jira Trainer
I am writing after so long on my blog, though I always promise myself to update this blog regularly but it never happens. Well things were indeed quite busy in the past few weeks. At sparxsys we are now planning to do more challenging work than ever. Recently we started working on mobile app, currently we are working on an app that will fetch the data from a Drupal website and display it on the app. I hope this will enhance our portfolio. We are also now trying explore into overseas market. I am hoping for the best to happen. Well, recently we started promoting our JIRA course more aggressively. We updated our website Slashnode.in which is dedicated portal for Drupal and JIRA corporate training and surprisingly we got amazing response. I now receive lot of calls from all over the world to…
We recently revamped our company logo, you can see the S is prominent in this logo and we used sharp edges. This is part of our rebranding process at sparxsys. We will use this logo also on Slashnode which is our Drupal and JIRA Training brand.
I was passing by India gate last week, living in delhi we usually ignore the places and monuments by I thought I will stay here for some time to click some pics using my new #Blackberry #Z10 in HDR mode.
People say that no one really remember when they were too small but I think I remember I was small, or everyone else was a lot bigger than me. I was probably 2-3 years of age, I think I have a fair memories of those days. I remember very well my grandmother, I used to play with her and talk to her. I remember she used to love me a lot. We used to live in small flat. The earliest memories I have of my childhood is from the pre-nursery or kindergarten. I used to go to an apartment where someone was running a preschool, it was on the first floor above Vikas home. I remember going there with chalk and salethi (chalk board), I have faint memories in my mind of learning alphabets and numbers. There was a small park that used to come between our home to that playschool in apartment and I…
Drupal Camp Delhi (DCD) is the largest watering hole for the Drupal community in India, and the most consistently held Drupal event across the country. It brings together the Drupal developer, business and student user community. DCD is organized by the Indian Drupal community, in association with the Free Software Foundation of India. DCD Nov’11 witnessed some eminent Drupal personalities like Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal and his colleagues Jacob Singh and Ron Pruett - both in senior management positions at Acquia. Now as we look fowrward to this years Drupal Camp which is in Delhi and it will be held on 9th and 10th Nov 2013 at JNU Convention Centre. Last year DCD Dec’12 was probably the largest gathering of Drupalers in the country. It was also a first time that some of the…
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My 9 month year old Daughter started walking today. My wife and parents mentioned earlier that she can walk without support but never believed it until I saw her walking quite comfortably today. I recorded this video quickly to capture this moment. Time to celebrate now. These things used to look silly to me but when you become parent then only you realize how much happiness these moments brings in the life.

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