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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 17:04

In this video I want to talk about the most common mistakes made by new Jira Administrators and the strategy that you should adopt to get around them. Please take a look at this video if you want to start your Jira learning journey.

If you like this video then do leave a comment.

Top 3 mistakes by Jira Administrators
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 17:01

In this video I want to talk about how to get started with Jira and how to evaluate it. This is one of the most asked questions from people who want to know and compare Jira with other tools that they want to evaluate in their company.

Do you want to evaluate Jira?
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 21:06

Do you want to move to DevOps and wondering what languages you should learn? Is Shell scripting the most important language or Python?



5 Important languages for DevOps
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:16

Weather is strange. It snowed a lot in the first week of March in fact more than the snow in Dec. Yesterday temperature was 12 degree, sunny and warm. Today the temperature dropped to -2 degrees here in Burnham and it is also snowing, not that much though.

I am not doing very good heath wise, have this cold since last week and it is annoying me.

Long weekend is coming next week and I need to plan something for that.

Snow in Burnham , Snow in Burnham
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 18:23

I recently came to know about Flutter.io which is an open source mobile development SDK from building mobile apps. Interesting thing to note here is that as per the Flutter.io page they say it can let you create native apps for both Android and iOS which is really interesting.

Few years ago I personally learned building mobile apps natively on Android and iOS. I created apps using Java and Swift and it was amazing experience. I felt really good when I also published those apps on both play store and app store.

I wanted to create more apps but honestly I never got a chance to do that again (or no one actually paid me ;)). I do have some ideas to develop more apps, not really to make a product out of it but mostly to solve some of my problems and make my life easier. I am trying to follow #IndieWeb concepts these days and as per their principles you should manage your location without sharing that information to third parties. I wanted to create the app that will track my location and store it on my server.

Anyways after I came to know about flutter I thought I should learn it and give it a try. It will probably take me 1 or 2 days to setup the SDK and create a simple application. However should I bother about learning it.

I was wondering since there are very less developers right now using flutter, it might be a very good idea to learn it and become early adopter. Honestly I sometimes do feel that I did not get into mobile app development from very early. Although it is never late but in technology sector early adopter do get some advantage. So I am actually considering learning flutter, I will probably spend a few days on it not more and share my findings.

Do begin your flutter learning first start from their website: https://flutter.io/ and then take a look at some youtube videos. I will share some of the videos below so you can also take some hints.


and one more

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:35

This month I spent lot of effort in turning this blog IndieWeb compliant. So far things are on right track. I was able to configure the linkback Drupal module and it is very good. There are many other things which are still pending like managing photos, checkins and webmentions from social media sites like twitter.

On Indieweb website "Known" is mentioned as the CMS which is compliant with IndieWeb guidelines and I am just thinking of using it for my secondary site. May be I can set it up on ravi.pro domain although I decided that I will use that domain for simple stuff and use github.

May be I can create a subdomain on this domain. Something like known.ravisagar.in or stream.ravisagar.in Not sure yet but let me think about it.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:31

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.

In Drupal you have Content type, Jira has Issue type and quite often I ask myself same question. Should I create a new Issue type for this type of ticket or use an existing one along with Components.

In Drupal you have the option to display what fields will appear on edit form and what fields needs to be displayed. In Jira as well there are three operations - Create, Edit and View. One thing which I miss in Jira is the ability to have different types of views. In Drupal you have Full, teaser, RSS and few other types of displays.

I don't even know why I am doing this comparison. They are tools for different purposes but sometimes it is good to learn from tools in other domains. Drupal being an open source is a product of thousands of contributors and the way it has evolved is amazing.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 20:37

Ravi Sagar
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Interesting to know that facebook data can be exported and imported as well.
Thanks for sharing this on your site. I am also trying to follow IndieWeb ideology these days.
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 19:05

Ravi Sagar
Ravi Sagar
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Checking the webmention
Just checking the webmention
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 17:38

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.

Ravi Sagar London Jira Consultant
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 20:26

Sometime back I wrote a blog about using a physical agile board and syncing it with your Jira tickets! Can't believe it?

Yes it is possible. Read me blog to known more about it.

Sync your physical Agile board with JIRA

Sky is the limit when it comes to using Jira for different use cases and with this ability to schedule the physical board with Jira board it opens up tons of opportunities for software teams to use Jira.

This is achieved using "Agile Cards - Printing Issues From Jira" from Spartez

I hope you will enjoy the blog.

Testing webmention

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 20:22

I wrote this blog about using Portfolio for managing multiple projects, cross project releases and scenarios in Jira Software.

Portfolio for Jira: Meet your deadlines across all projects

Portfolio has become one of my favourite app in Jira :)

Testing webmention

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 17:22

Do you want to enable live chat for you customers? If the answer is yes then do take a look at my blog "How to engage your customers with Jira live chat support". I wrote it recently to share my findings around implementing live chat with Jira Service Desk and Slack.

I am used Chatlio and Jirio which are Slack apps to enable not only live chat that can be embedded in any we application like your company website but also to create a ticket from your slack chat to your Jira Service Desk Project.

Go ahead and enjoy the post - "How to engage your customers with Jira live chat support"

Live chat with Jira
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 19:46

This week we moved to our new office near London Bridge. Our new office is really cool and we are still getting used to it. As compared to the last office this new office is more than double. We have separate section for sales team and our Atlassian consultants have their own space.

I love the kitchen and the room where we have a huge screen to play FIFA (an may be Mario Kart).

Overall the office is cool. The best part it that is near the Borough market and there are numerous eating options and plenty of bars.

As compared to Kennigton this place is totally different. It is very lively and personally I am slightly confused. I think it will take at least 1 year to get used to the neighbourhood.

I will share some pics soon, the Shard is also quite near to our office ;)

Really excited.

Atlassian Consultants in Action
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 22:22

I saw these people performing at London Paddington station sometime back. Usually you will find someone playing a flute or guitar there in the evening, not everyday though but when I saw these people performing this I thought I should record them and post the video on my youtube channel.

Last week when the weather was bad. It snowed heavily for few days in London the London Paddington station was closed for few hours in the morning because the snow entered the station and it was probably safe to close the station. Coming back to the band, when I saw them playing and coordinating with each other I was quite amazed. Some of them were old but their energy level was amazing and I don't think I can ever play any instrument like them.

It is such a skill and of course years of hard work. Sometimes I wonder did I work hard enough in life? or did I actually have any real skills?

Long back I also wanted to learn to play guitar, I did try few times to learn it but I never really focussed on it but just wondering should I learn a guitar may be now or in near future? Well I don't know there is so much to do in life and it is difficult to do everything. You have to choose where to focus but yes definitely one day I will surely learn how to play and may be sit with these guys and play ;)

Good night.

London Paddington
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 20:42
Ravi Sagar quotes
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 18:53

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?

Ravi Sagar Twitter Profile Jira Consultant and Author
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 20:24

Couple of days back I posted my POSSE plan for this website. One thing I managed to do was to make some changes on the site and posting quite regularly on this site and syndicating on linkedin and twitter.

I also made some changes on the site so that the images I upload are properly picked up on both of these social sites using the Open Graph and twitter cards.

However there are few other things which I would also like to do based on the principles of Indieweb. It is all about owning your data. There are few things which I would like to do more like posting pictures here instead of facebook and also make this site more organized.

Let us see how it goes.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 15:50

Weather is really strange these days in London and surrounding areas. It was not like this last year. It is slightly more cold than usual since the last few days and it was snowing as well a bit.

Today however it snowed properly and it settled as well. It lasted for around 1 hour and it was a great sight. Currently it is quite cold in outside and there is a layer of white sheet everywhere.

Proper snow in London
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 21:05

Here is the video. I am learning #GoLang these days and as I am getting to know more about it I decided to also share my knowledge. I made this video to introduce #Go language. I hope it is useful. Thanks.

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