About Dibase

Company Profile

Established by Ralph McArdell in 1994 Dibase provides software development, consultancy and related services.

Bringing expertise and professionalism in the process of developing software and systems coupled with a passion for creating good software that is reliable, usable, maintainable and performant.

With strong skills and experience in a wide range of platforms, tools and industry sectors including C++, C, Python, C#, PHP, shell script, SQL and various RDBMS on Linux, Microsoft Windows and UNIX in security, telecoms, finance, publishing and education among others.


Ralph McArdell

Owner, Director

Prior to forming Dibase, Ralph was the senior software developer for Hodos Limited, a small company specialising in computer based training and simulation. He was the major developer working on their award winning part task train simulator, and several other digital video applications for CBT and train simulation projects.

Before starting at Hodos Ralph had worked on educational software development and systems management for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) at its educational computing centre (ILECC).

In 1983 Ralph produced a prototype for a commercial laundry stock control system for use with bar-coded garments.

Ralph is a member of ACCU: professionalism in programming and was for many years a volunteer expert in C++ for the now closed AllExperts Q&A service.

Company Details

Company name

Dibase Limited

Registered in

England and Wales

Registered address

65 The Base, Victoria Road, Dartford DA1 5FS

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