Friday, November 22, 2019 - 17:49
I have made literally hundreds of videos in 2019. I wrote a blog about the tools I use to make these videos and also shared my workflow. The quality of my videos is questionable though and definitely not great but that was my intention from the beginning that I wanted to make as many videos as I can without worrying about the quality. For close to 7-8 months I think I made a video everyday, which is quite good achievement I think :) Honestly it was not difficult, just share whatever you know already but making a video requires some effort.
First you have to figure out how to record yourself, the audio, screen and then you have to edit everything together. I have shared details in my other blog about all the tools but one thing which I figured out is the importance of a thumbnail,…
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 20:19
One of the best thing I like doing is nothing at all. When you wake up in the morning and don't worry about anything is one of my favourite feeling. People say that travelling is important to take a break for routine and rest but for some reason I find it quite difficult to relax when I am travelling. May be it is just me and I am not used to travelling a lot anymore.
For the past few days I am doing nothing. Literally nothing, apart from making videos for Youtube and working on my site ravisagar.in. Every year I make it a point to upgrade this site or do some work on it. I don't change the theme really but I work on upgrade the Drupal version. This time as well I did the same and made some changes to the site and learnt few more things on Drupal 8.
I always promise myself to be active on…
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 08:31
This very lively statue was outside JP Morgan office at Blackfriars. Not sure who is this guy but looks cool.
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 08:03
In Jira you can create multiple custom fields of various types where you want to store crucial information related to you project. To avoid people from skipping those fields you can use a field permission scheme in Jira, its main job is to make a field required or hidden in the project.
Now making a field required makes sense but why would you hide a field using field permission scheme? Why can't we just not add the field?
The answer is very simple - reusing screens. Just like any other configuration in Jira, the screens can also be reused by various projects. Now as a good practice there should have been standards defined in your Jira instance for similar type of projects. When 2 or more projects are using the same screen with same set of custom fields then hiding few specific fields…
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 06:38
I have been creating lot of videos on ScriptRunner for Jira, which is probably one of the most powerful add-on that organisations use to make the best out of their Jira instance. If you are a Jira Administrator than you cannot at any cost avoid it.
The problem is that many people think that learning ScriptRunner for Jira is difficult, in fact it is not at all difficult. Depending upon how much programming experience you already have you can do different things. Even if you have very little programming experience I feel you can still learn it. Using ScriptRunner you won't be developing full fledged applications within Jira (although you can) but most often you will be solving problems big or small to make Jira work for you and that is really important because you cannot install add-on for…
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 18:38
I have to admit that I am little late in upgrading to Jira 8. I didn't really have specific need for upgrading but I think now is the right time.
I will try to upgrade this weekend. Most of the scripts that I have should work at least the basic ones but it is still worth checking them. Also there are few new features that I am looking for to.
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 18:55
I just realised that I have hundreds of video tutorials on Jira and Atlassian tools. You can find most of my videos on this site if you click on the video link or you can go to my YouTube channel.
I don't feel I have so many videos but it feels good and I will continue making more.
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:39
Today I noticed that my podcast has started appearing on Google Podcast on its own. I didn't even submit it. Good.
Here is the link
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 07:51
Recently there are lot of new features release on the Confluence Cloud mostly around the UI. Apart from that there is also an inclusion of Analytics in Confluence which I believe will be really useful.
Here is my latest Podcast on this topic.
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 19:43
I started podcasting in 2011 but then stopped as I thought back then that I was not good enough. Recently I started podcasting again, it is still not great but I find it as a nice platform or a medium to share your thoughts.
My podcast link
There are some clear benefits of a podcast over videos.
They are easy to create.
Easy to consume.
Can be very casual just like listening to a friend.
Can be longer.
Require almost no editing.
Listen while doing other things
Watching videos has impact on eyes and it sucks your energy, same is true for podcasts but not at the same level. They are easy to consume and you can be driving or walking and enjoying the weather or a sunny day and still learn something by just listening.
My podcasts are of course on topics like Atlassian tools. Pretty much…