Mike Babb

Front End Web Developer

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Husband, father, and front end developer. Works mostly in JavaScript, currently centered around React and Redux, having come from a design-led background involving lots of HTML and CSS. Open Web advocate and supporter of Free, Open Source Software projects. Quite excited about Progressive Web Apps. When not building web apps and sites, likely to be running, reading, cooking, or playing games. Lives in Bristol, UK. Works on a cybersecurity learning platform at Immersive Labs, and previously led the dev team at Green Chameleon.

Latest Note

Interesting problem I’ve just encountered working on a PWA: if you cache files delivered via CDN, you can very quickly end up using hundreds of megabytes of device storage because of how browsers handle “opaque” responses from other origins. “When 7 KB Equals 7 MB” explains and offers solutions.

- 07 March 2019

From the Blog

"Recently I've been trying to reduce my dependence on proprietary apps and services. At first I just wanted a self-hosted alternative to Dropbox, but I quickly found I could build an entire private cloud using Nextcloud, and replace a lot of the services I used to rely on Google for." - Build your own private cloud with Nextcloud