JIRA Workflow for software development and quality analyst (QA) teams

Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions. It is used by over 25,000 customers in 122 countries around the globe. JIRA Workflow is one of the administrative utility for JIRA administrators for managing their task hierarchy.

This blog is to specifically help JIRA based organisations to manage their workflow mechanism to achieve a matured and structured project tracking and management system.

 NOTE: If you are reading this blog, then it is assumed that you have knowledge about what JIRA does and why it is used. The context is to help the software development and quality analyst (QA) teams to start functioning on the core system rather than drawing their workflow which is sought of standardised across the companies. 

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Configuring redirections with apache htaccess for www, non-www, http and https | All patterns

There could be 10 different reasons to have a specific pattern of domain name considering brand value, technical architecture, personal liking, search engine optimizations, etc.

 Understand, this blog is just to help you achieve the results and not about explaining each bit of code. 

Prerequisites

  • This tutorial assumes that you have enough technical knowledge about setting up a website on apache.
  • If you are using Linux make sure you have superuser privileges, i.e. sudo or root, on the server that is running Apache.
  • It is assumed that you have Apache installed.
  • You must be able to add records to the DNS that is managing your domain. If you do not already have a domain, you may purchase one from a domain registrar, and manage it with the registrar’s DNS.
  • Enable Rewrite Module: In order to perform the 301 redirect, we will use the Apache mod_rewrite, or Rewrite, module. Doing so will ensure that your users can access your site with or without the www. prefix, and be redirected to the domain that you prefer.
  • Created an .htaccess file on the web server root folder.

Apache htaccess configurations to redirect from www to non-www and vice-versa with https options on/off.

If you are reading this post, it means you are technical enough to understand about this topic. So let me quickly jump to specific solutions to different requirements:

Condition 1: To get www without https

Example:

  1. http://example.com ⇨ http://www.example.com
  2. https://example.com ⇨ http://www.example.com
  3. https://www.example.com http://www.example.com

Result: http://www.example.com

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Post Launch Challenges: A guide for startup companies to minimize risk with server infrastructure plan

World knows how to be cruel and becomes more cruel when you have no answers in adverse situations. For product companies, this is no myth. You should consider this article as a guide for startup companies running internet business who face a lot of post launch challenges due to inefficient server infrastructure plan.

NOTE: This article does not belong to big data administrators and developers who are working with distributed systems, Hadoop, Hbase or other such technologies.

Businesses run with high inspirations and on huge costs. Even the smaller setups need to maintain a lot of trust and breakthrough service so that customers can be pleased. When a business is starting on pre-defined rules everything goes smoothly as planned. However one’s the business multiplies or let’s say the traffic on website or application increases, uncertainties creates doom days for stakeholders.

If you are reading this article I assume you to be a business owner or a product manager or a product developer who knows how an internet business works and the meaning of an internet product.

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Setting up Python framework Django and no-sql database Cassandra for web development – Step by Step Tutorial

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Setting up environment for God sake

Guys, I will be blunt. I am not teaching 100s of available ways to install Python, Django and Cassandra and to develop applications around it. My development environment is just defined below and everything is practiced around it. Because there are many ways to do things using these languages I have chosen the favorites that made me think is good for beginners to start with.

  • OS: UBUNTU 14.+ or 15.+
  • Python: 2.7
  • Level: Beginners Guide
  • Type: Getting Started
  • IDE: Brackets 1.5 (Experimenting with this one these days)
  • Environment: VirtualEnv 13.1.2
  • Framework: Django 1.8.6
 This content has been updated and tested with the versions defined above. I have been periodically updating the content to match the pace of new releases. 

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50 Python Libraries and Add-ons programmers cannot live without

There are plenty of Python libraries who really counts in projects and dramatically help-out programmers to reach a standard maturity level.

The list below is with my over all experience with python. I fond these 50 libraries to be basic for a programmer to use and build efficient applications. Many of these are now industry standards, and others are some nice geek stuffs. Just explore all of these and I am sure if you have these on your tips than you are among the best developers out there. And yeah you are fabulously costly priced 😀

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60 Apps and things my Ubuntu system must have

Ubuntu is beautiful. Too sexy to use with full power of GUI and terminal. I am a person who drives from Windows to Linux and the experience with Ubuntu is fabulous.

I have a checklist of 60 such applications that I always need to have o my system without fail. There are kind of my heart packages, and I have finally made my own UBUNTU custom disc which installs all these packages once for all together 🙂

Programming and Development Environment
  1.  Git
  2. Apache, PHP, Mysql, Python, PIP, SetupTools, Django, VirtualEnv, Node.js, hadoop, mongodb
  3. Java
  4. Ubuntu SDK

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Python with Mathematics and Sequences – PART 2 & tricky cool Integer calculations

Here we will see some known and easy way of computing different mathematical and sequential things.

NOTE: This post is in continuation to the PART 1, however its not necessary to refer part I and you could take it as an independent post also.

Calculate the average of a series

# For an arbitrary sequence
def average(seq, total=0.0):
    num = 0
    for item in seq:
    total += item
    num += 1
    return total / num

# For a sequence type such as a list or a tuple
def average(seq):
    return float(sum(seq)) / len(seq)

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Human Hadoop – Python, Cassandra, Hadoop, Hbase, Solr, and PHP

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