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Monday, March 9, 2020 - 20:12
Jira Cloud interface 2020
I logged into one of my Jira Cloud instance to realise that I can enable the new interface which looks like Jira Server version. It was actually the case for many years but couple of years Atlassian changed the interface with sidebars on the left. People complained a lot and they didn't like the new interface. Especially those who were using Jira for years. I think Atlassian listened to the feedback and took this really seriously and decided to bring back the old interface. It is not exactly the same but you won't miss Jira Server now. I made a video on this topic if if you want to take a look: https://youtu.be/UZcGwty_uac
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:56
Working From Home
In my 17 years of career as of 2020 February I have worked from home for many years however I never felt for even a single second that I am not connected to my team or I am not engaged with the work I am doing. I have honestly more memories of me working in a corporate culture than staring my computer screen because you remember time you spent with people than alone in your room. There are pros and cons of WFH but if you are like me who like to get things done then I am sure you will appreciate quietness and solitude. I first did WFH firstly in 2004 just one year after I started my career, when honestly WFH was unheard of. When I started working for Alcatel-Lucent after few year of joining I worked with a team in Europe where I was in India so WFH was the obvious option because me going…
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 14:00
Best YouTube Channel to learn Jira
So today I came across a forum topic where there was a discussion about best YouTube channel or an online resource to learn about tools like Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket. Atlassian is growing and people/organisation are adopting tools like Jira a lot more now but it is surprising that not many resources are available outside Atlassian Community where you can learn and discuss about it. However it is just a matter of time and things will change eventually. There are lot fo resources of the blogs and websites of various Atlassian vendors as well. My objective is to fill this gap little bit. I am doing my part by writing a lot about it and making free videos on Atlassian tools. You can follow me using the links below if you want to learn and stay abreast with latest happening in Atlassian…
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 18:38
Ravi Sagar
Recently I achieved the SAFe 4 Agilist certification after attending 2 days of training. The course is really good, I enjoyed those 2 days where we learned formally about various phases in SAFe implementation. I did work on some aspects of SAFe previously but I never did a formal training and that's why I was able to relate to things I did before. After those 2 days of training I did few days of preparation for the exam. The certification is achieve after clearing the exam which is I would say not the easy one. It is important that you study your notes and the material given to you during the course. I am happy I achieved this certification. It will definitely help me a lot when I am working with organisations trying to solve problems when scaling up and adopting Agile and DevOps…
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 20:27
Ravi Sagar Jira Channel
In August last year I had around 100 subscribers, till then I was making videos on several topics but after that I decided to make videos only on Atlassian tools. 6 months have passed and I have 761 subscribers and growing quite fast. I will come back to this note after some time when I cross million subscribes :) Jokes apart (may be not) I never thought about the analytics like views and watch time. I make videos because I like making them. Although I am more into blogging or at least I was but making videos is just another format. I like keep a record of things. Making videos or writing about things I learn gives me a sense of satisfaction. I like to end my day with some task that brought a value. When I go to bed and think about my day there should be at least 1 valuable thing or…
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 18:45
Portfolio for Jira
Few weeks ago I started creating videos on Portfolio for Jira which is an agile roadmapping tool for Jira. I have already created quite a lot videos and will continue to focus on Portfolio for a while. You can start taking the course immediately by clicking here. You can watch the playlist here: https://go.ravi.pro/portfolio
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 16:09
Yes it is possible to pause now and I am late to the party. You can pause a recording not a streaming. Make sure you are now using stream encoder in your recording options. So don't wait just update to version 24 or later ;)
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:32
I made one video in later 2018 where I talked about SOAP vs REST. I did some preparation before making that video like I made a nice slide where I explained what is SOAP, what is REST and I tried to go through the differences. I made that video mainly to learn myself. Little did I know that the video will become really popular. Right now it is the most watched video on my channel. You can watch that video here. I am glad I made that video. Not only I think it was useful but it also gave me an idea and motivation to create more videos which I have been doing since then :)
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 19:53
In December TFL started running the new trains on the Reading Paddington route as part of the Elizabeth line and of course the Cross Rail project which is great. In January the passengers can also pay using the contact less not oyster though. Yesterday I went to Waterloo and it costed me £25 from Burnham. I paid by just touching in and out at all the stations. I felt like I am traveling in the tube from Burnham to Paddington. Overall I am happy and I am sure many people will be happy with this.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 19:46
Just realising that this is my first post of 2020. I think it is a good time to reflect back on 2019 and plan things for 2020. I normally have a plan always with me on things that I want to do in near and long term but it is good to review it from time to time. 2019 highlights Clearly 2019 was the year when I took YouTube seriously. I was able to maintain consistency and made hundreds of videos. Also I invested time learning things that I never knew before and it is always a good feeling. 2020 Making videos is my habit now, I have been quite consistent lately, I am making a video everyday without fail but apart from making regular videos I will try to focus on the quality a bit more. I will continue learning new things this year. One thing which I was ignoring is my health. I think this…

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