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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 05:36

Many people were wondering whether the new Jira 7.10 UI will be like the Cloud one or not. In this video I reviewed the new UI that comes with Jira 7.10 and looked at few other improvements.

New Jira 7.10 review of new UI
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 19:00

I stumbled across this amazing piece of article on medium that talks about work life balance, whether you can achieve lot of success in life without sacrificing on your personal life if something everyone wonders.

An Ambitious Person’s Brutally Honest Take On Work-Life Balance talks about this topic with some personal references from the author Michael Simmons.

Michael Simmons
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 18:02
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 17:39
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 08:04

I have been using Vagrant for a very long time now. I love it. It is perfectly to setup the environment and develop for Drupal, however recently I tried moving some of my sites to Drupal 8. I know I am late, very, very late but better late than never :) and I realised setting up the environment manually is a bigger pain, to be honest I am never comfortable setting up LAMP, I don't think I have ever configured Apache perfectly in one go. It always needs some R&D to make it work with Drupal or may be I am not good in it. I don't know. It is a pain.

Vagrant solved this problem for me, but I have been using Vagrant slightly differently. I was using it mainly as a vm with not much provisioning, which I guess is fine. I was happy with it. I use usually one vm for more than one sites.

With Drupal 8 things are different. You need composer plus few other things to make things work. I was able to setup everything but it is still a pain. I want to focus more on developer than setting up environment and now I am planning to have just one vm per project and one more for staging.

I knew about Drupal VM but never really used it for real projects but I cannot avoid it anymore.

If you want to also start using Drupal VM go to this link: https://www.drupalvm.com/

All you need is Vagrant and VirtualBox installed on your system and setting up the environment just take few minutes. It is highly configurable and works just perfectly in one go.

I hope it goes well for me. I need to upgrade one site from D7 to D8 and I will be using Drupal VM for that :)

Drupal VM
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 14:53
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:38
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 07:57

In the past few weeks I have been posting a lot of content on my site. I decided that I should be writing small posts using notes concept which is nothing but a way to share updated on my own site. It is working fine so far and I am happy.

For writing proper blogs I was thinking I should be doing a bit more effort in writing them. Instead of just getting them out to the world I should spend more time doing research about the topic and then writing a detailed blog.

It is a very good way to understand the topic, learn new things and when you write with the intention to share and spread knowledge then you also remember it for a long time. I have been doing this for a long time actually.

Sometimes I just search on google with my name and the topic which I wrote many, many years ago.

This year I have ambitious plans - I want to learn french, gain deep insights on DevOps, improve my communication and presentation skills further and also to get back to Drupal development and few others. I want to give my 101% to achieve these goals and writing really gives me a boost.

This year so far has been astonishing for me. I also noticed that when I push myself more to do something I end up doing better in all areas of my life. For instance lately I was making some videos for my new youtube channel at the same time I have been writing a lot on my blog. It really help in building a will power and when I do better in one domain I always end up doing good in other areas.

I was thinking a lot whether I should write very long blogs and I decided now to write at least one good long detailed and useful blog every week. I will probably make a separate section on my blog for such blogs.

Hope this plan works.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 18:18
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:12

I installed this simple chrome extension today that will show the number of Sundays remaining in your life. This chrome extension is developed by Paras Chopra, I follow his blog regularly and I came to know today about this simple extension.

Looking at this image is a constant reminder how short our lives are or I should say how less time we have left in this world.

If everything goes well then I am almost half way through my life.

However with age the energy level, determination and physical strength changes. In most cases it declines. If I look back at my life I don't think right now I work hard enough like I used to. I really miss the days when I was in class 11th and 12th. I think I worked hardest in those 2 years.

So far I spent more than half of my life studying and rest in working but I guess I put more effort in the first half of my life. Life was simple in first half though. Now it is complicated but still I guess I should be working harder.

Now I don't think I work hard enough. I have so much to do in life but so less time left.

This new chrome extension is a constant reminder and a visual aid to tell you that don't waste your time doing trivial useless things.

Have a nice day.

The Last Sunday - Ravi Sagar
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 19:05
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 13:55
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 07:51

Ravi Sagar
Ravi Sagar
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Thanks for posting the details
I have been trying to do the same thing on my Drupal site. Recently I also tried using Known CMS which is working fine but I still need to create a reader. So I can manage everything from one place. This is definitely a very good start. Thanks again for posting.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 13:43
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 19:51
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 21:30

Lot of students and fresh college graduates ask me this question whether they should learn Jira or not? In this video I tried to answer that question.

Should you learn Jira
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 20:14

Do you want to make sure that users cannot access your Jira instance when you are doing some maintenance? Well this can be done by changing the permissions but that can be cumbersome.

I found about this new add-on called Maintenance Mode for Jira

I hope you like this video. Enjoy!

Maintenance mode for Jira
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 15:44
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 06:13

Today I want to show you how you can quickly setup a Drupal 8 website on Pantheon.io for learning purpose. It is a great way to get started on Drupal without setting up any environment on your local system.

Pantheon.io and Drupal 8

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