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Mike Babb

Software Developer

Husband, father, and software developer specialising in the front end web stack. Works mostly in JavaScript, currently centered around React, TypeScript, and GraphQL. Open Web advocate and supporter of Free, Open Source Software projects. Quite excited about Progressive Web Apps. When not building web apps, likely to be running, reading, cooking, or playing games. Lives in Bristol, UK. Lead Developer at Immersive Labs, and previously led the dev team at Green Chameleon.

From the Blog

"A few months ago I read the excellent 20th anniversary edition of The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt, and one of the tips I put in to practice right away was to start keeping an engineering daybook."

Latest Note

Bidding a fond farewell to my favourite weird CSS hack: padding-top to set aspect ratio on images. It’s being replaced with the much more intuitive aspect-ratio property 👏 https://web.dev/aspect-ratio/

- 17 June 2021