Mastering JIRA book by Ravi Sagar (Sparxsys Solutions)

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:37

Over the past few years we have developed unmatched competency on Atlassian tools especially JIRA, we got opportunities to work with several IT companies in India. Working for clients and providing them services is the best way to learn and expand your knowledge.

Coming to the point quickly. I have been writing a book on JIRA that was recently published and ready for order.

Atlassian Experts in Delhi NCR - offering yearly implementation and support

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 02:29

When we started this company 5 years back in 2010, we were working only in Drupal, over the years we have developed a good competency on not just Drupal but various other open source technologies. Things were going great but we also started venturing into new technologies and tried something different. Internally we have been using lot of different tools for project management and issue tracking. We got familiar with JIRA before even formally starting our company, though it not open source tool but it offers lot of flexibility. The way we can customize it to map different workflows.

How to show/hide a JIRA field based on other field's value

Submitted by ravisagar on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:04

JIRA is indeed one of the best issue tracker in the market. The best thing about this tool which I like is the customizations that you can do in it that too managed from the UI itself. Of course there are lot of things are can be done through the interface but sometimes there could be a possibility that you are looking to implement some behavior in the the interface but couldn't find the right solution.

How to add your own CSS for customizing JIRA look and feel

Submitted by ravisagar on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:02

JIRA comes with an in built feature to change the colors of various elements, you can also upload your own logo on top and use the colors that are standard in your organization. Though sometimes changing the colors might not be sufficient. You may want to change the size of regions, or giving extra padding at certain locations. How would you do that. There are certain add-ons that you can use to install various theme that can change the look and feel completely but I prefer to have my own style.

It is possible to insert your own CSS file and override the default look and feel.

10 Drupal best practices for creating a solid website

Submitted by ravisagar on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:55

Learning Drupal is not difficult at all. You can learn to create a decent website in Drupal in few months only but when your site grows both in terms of content and functionality then you need to make sure that the site performance is not hampered and also it should be easy to maintain it.

There are lot of mistakes that new Drupal developers do when they create big Drupal sites. Today we will highlight some of the things to keep in mind for creating and maintain a Drupal site.

Online JIRA Training to overseas clients

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:50

Last week I prepared the sprint of the tasks that we are going to accomplish for the remaining part of August. We spent almost 2 hours working on the priorities and decided this that are quite important to us. That included delivering Drupal projects and learning new technologies. At sparxsys we are quite serious about doing new things, it keeps our work interesting and also gives us immense satisfaction that we are learning new stuff and of course as an IT company it is always good to learn new things.

Tremendous increase in JIRA Training Requirements in India

Submitted by ravisagar on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:31

Ever since we started provided JIRA Training and Consultancy services back in 2012, we started receiving several requests from various companies across India. It all started with one blog which I wrote on my personal blog ravisagar.in and within just 2 days I received one lead for JIRA Consultancy from a medium sized company who wanted to implement JIRA for simple Project Management. We not only implemented JIRA for them but also trained their employees to use it.

Sparxsys bid farewell to Hemant

Submitted by ravisagar on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 07:29

We went to Sagar Ratna on 31st Aug for lunch, Hemant Gupta was working with us as an Intern in our company. He is a B-Tech (CSE) 2nd year student. He worked on "Sparxsys Issue Tracker" which is an online tool for keeping track of Issues from various clients. He used PHP/MySQL and followed MVC architecture for building this system. Though we internally use JIRA for tracking our backlog and project management but we wanted to have a system for Client also. We have been using Mantis for client issues but it is not suitable for us and we wanted something more customizable for our process.