Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 20:50
Earlier last year I wrote a blog post regarding the goals that I set for 2016, I never bothered to update you guys with the progress last year. In fact it has been two years (almost) since then and I still haven't updated. It is better late than never. Here is my update on my goals from last year.
1. Read 24 books - Not done.
I did read lot of books but certainly not 1 book every month. I think I read 5-6 since last year. Very bad Ravi. Not good. You can do better.
2. Get 6 pack abs - Not done.
In fact I stopped doing regular workout. I don't want to blame myself for this. Sometimes you can't control everything in your life but I will improve it in my next list of goals.
3. Less beer - Not done.
No comments on this. It is good that I am not very much into hard drinks.
4. Cycle and…
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:13
My second job with Kaplan Financial (earlier know as eMind) I worked mainly for Product Support and later as Project Coordinator where I was doing really interesting stuff. The company had few online products for Insurance education targeted for US market and the development team in India was responsible for maintaining it and adding new features. When I was working there under Product Support I was responsible for making sure that any new request from Account Managers are fulfilled and working with the development team as well to make sure that the new features or improvements are not going to break anything on the server.
When I joined that company I was kind of confused with life. It was just one year after graduating from college and my experience from first job wasn't great. I really…
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 18:21
Few days ago I decided that I will revamp this blog to latest version of Drupal which is version 8. To be honest I was not sure about D8 but more about improving the site. Actually for the past 2-3 years I didn't improve this site. This is the thing with website development. You need to keep on improving it, maintain it and make sure it is running fine. There are many things which I changed on the site and I want to summarise here.
Upgraded to D8.
The first thing I did was to install fresh D8 and then I migrated the data from D7. D8 comes with some experimental migration modules - Migrate, Migrate Drupal and Migrate UI. I used them and migration was kind of ok. I didn't bother too much about the configurations. I just wanted the blogs and its related configuration like fields to migrate.…
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 13:13
Last week on 24th October I spoke at Atlassian User Group London meetup about Elements which is the new app from Valiantys. This app's aim is to help user manage simple lists without using Sub-tasks because they can be bit complicated for doing simple tasks. In cases when users just want to manage a simple list of items like to-do, definition of done or any kind of checklist using sub-tasks can be cumbersome.
This event happened at Telegraph office "The Telegraph 111 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria London, SW1W 0DT" which is an amazing office. I really enjoyed talking there. The good part is that there were lot of questions from the audience and it means that people are interested in the features that this app offers.
Here is the link to the event: https://aug.atlassian.com/events/…
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:18
This year has been interesting in many ways. Living in foreign country and adapting new things is challenging but it wasn't really very tough. For me I am quite used to Delhi so living in London for me is more about reminiscing. Lets see what is next for me. As of now things are good. This year for me it was all about getting used to a new place and people. I am not very fond of change. I like things as they are and I get little annoyed when things change around me. So 2017 has been ok if not great. This year I don't know if I accomplished anything great or learned something new which is little concerning for me. I haven't really learned a lot so far this year but there are still 2 more months in 2017. So I am trying to make some plans.
Revamping this site
This site is very close to me…
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:08
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You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application…
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 13:40
On Saturday 5th August 2017 I went to one meetup called "West London Coders" and it was amazing time spent with nice people with similar interest. Here is the link to their meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/West-London-Coders/ I just came across their meetup accidentally and I thought why not attend this tech meetup. Usually on Saturdays I spend time at home with family but I decided to go their and to be honest I was surprised by the event. I usually don't go the meetups now or very rarely but this time I felt good afterwards.
The whole idea of this meetup is to gather in a room and decide the topics that you want to learn around various programming languages. For this meetup there were I think more than 30 people who came. The venue for the meetup was "Net a Porter" office. I never…
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 16:49
I came across this new add on called "Checklist for JIRA" and it seems quite interesting add-on. The Overview of this add-on on the marketplace says "Stop using Subtasks for simple tracking. Use Checklist instead. Ideal for Definition of Done, Acceptance Criteria and ToDo lists".
So what I understand is that this add-on aims to repace sub-tasks in JIRA with its checklist feature. I guess it makes sense. Sometimes you don't need to worry too much about the details of the sub-tasks and a scenario when certain tasks just needs to be done without worrying too much about their details. Like recurring activities, to-do or checklist of things for a particular activity.
Let us take a look at this add-on.
1. Install the add-on as you would normally do from the "Find new add-ons".
2. Create a new…
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 17:13
I think I have not installed any fresh Drupal setup in the past 2 years. What a shame! I used to love Drupal. For the past 2 years I am 100% focused on Atlassian tool set, which I thought is a wise decision. You can't do everything at the same time and it is nearly impossible to get really good in one thing without letting go the other. I like JIRA as well, it is amazing tool and the Atlassian ecosystem is amazing. I first got the opportunity to work on JIRA when I was working for Alcatel-Lucent. It has been 8 years I think when I first worked on JIRA. I was given a task to manage users in JIRA. I used to hate it and the the interface was not really great. At that time I was totally into Drupal and I was making comparisons. Of course both are for different purposes but when you have a…
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 16:41
I recently cleared my JIRA Administration Certification and share briefly about my experience about it. I have been working on JIRA for many years now and JIRA along with other Atlassian tools is my main competency these days. I feel quite privileged that I got the opportunity to work with many known and popular companies. Working for big companies as a full time employee is good but in your career you can never work with all of them, but for me I have been working with them on short term assignments and projects. I get to meet them in person, see their offices and fancy campuses. I also get to travel a lot. It is tiring but at the same time, I am making memories too. I get to travel a lot and I get paid for it as well. I get to stay in nice hotels and eat food from all over.
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