Drupal is my first love, I owe so much to it. Back in 2007 when I was thinking of doing something in life I started creating a website in core php and quickly realised how difficult it would be to maintain all that code. I tried following MVC but still it was pain. My intention was to create a community website for IP University Delhi from where I graduated. In September 2007 I gave Drupal a quick try and fell in love with it. I was aware of other CMS as well but Drupal was somewhere in between a CMS and custom coding. I spent 2 months working on Drupal and recreated www.ggsipu.info in Drupal. That site later went on to become the most popular site for many many years for students who were seeking admission on IP University. So far in my life there have been few things that gave me immense satisfaction and working on that site and help students was one of them. I also earned some money from it through Google Ads but the motivation was to help students. From 2007 till 2010 I learned a lot about Drupal and that gave me the confidence to start my own company in March 2010. We started with Drupal Consultation and focused on that for a long time until I gained lot of experience in Jira and realised that for business providing Atlassian consultancy will bring much more money.

Things have changed a lot in these years but it was all because of Drupal. I always enjoyed working on it and I remember all those moments of hard work, meeting clients all across Delhi, traveling to far locations just in hope to get some work, money was never a problem but to establish something you need regular business and I did work hard a lot and used my knowledge of Drupal to sustain my company. When I started providing Jira consultation Spaxsys was already quite stable in terms of business. It was a bit frustration sometime to work on Drupal but I love it a lot.

Enjoy the posts.

Durpal Content types vs Jira Issue types

I love meeting clients and listening to their problems. I remember working for client understanding their requirements I used to start visualising the structure of the solution. When I was working for creating a web application I used to start asking question to myself. Should I create a new Content type for this or use taxonomy instead for similar type of content. There are number of factors to consider here. Especially the fields that are required on the Content type.

Spring in London 2018 - Just finished implementing Linkback Drupal module

The weather has changed dramatically in the past few days. This week there was sun for few days which is a surprise and it actually helped in changing the mood.

I just finished configuring linkback module on this site. So now you should be able to link to the blog and notes on this site and it will receive those webmention.

Pretty cool stuff and it tool me 4-5 days to configure and understanding how it works.

I am thinking of writing a detailed documentation around it.

Updated my twitter profile after a long time and lot of thought #Atlassian #Author #MasteringJira

I just updated my twitter profile with a slightly different text today. In my opinion it is very important to know what you are and only then you can describe it to other what you are, what you do and this is very important in professional world.

I am quite active on twitter and have been using it since 2007 so today I decided to do some change in my profile.

Go ahead and take a look and let me know what you think?

Last 2 months of 2017 - Revamping RaviSagar.in

Submitted by ravisagar on Sat, 10/21/2017 - 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.

Missing Drupal - will try Drupal 8 now!

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 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.

Back to posting picture on flickr

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 17:44

Many many years ago I used to post pictures on flickr which was also linked to this blog and all the pictures were posted as a blog. It worked fine until I stopped doing it. Many years passed and it doesn't work anymore and honestly I don't want to do it now.

Why you should bootstrap your startup

Submitted by ravisagar on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 01:44

These days everyone is talking about startups and entrepreneurship. It is quite cool to start a company, build a product and get funded. I am writing this blog based on my own experiences that how I am able to run a company successfully for several years and why you too don't need a funding.

Best time so far for Sparxsys

Submitted by ravisagar on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:03

The first half of this year was not so good for our company, there was a tremendous drop in our company's revenue, we had some projects running but were not able to deliver the best quality work. There were no good projects coming in too.

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