KDAB was founded in November 1999 by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer to create a vibrant community of talented software professionals, working together across borders and continents to develop sophisticated client solutions. While that vision still lies at the core of our business, it has become our mission to give clients a competitive advantage through software. Today, we’re proud to call hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies our clients and to be at the forefront of the software revolution. We will continue to evolve as the industry does but will never waver from our commitment to problem solving and innovation through software excellence.
Committed, compassionate, trustworthy – they’re all badges we wear with pride. Helping people is a core component of our DNA and we regularly consult with each other to solve big, complex software challenges.
KDAB was among the very first contributors to Qt and helped to make it what it is today, adapting it to many new industries, operating systems, and hardware platforms. Today, we are still one of the largest independent contributors worldwide.
Long before it became a standard in the software industry, KDAB embraced open source. We continue to release a wealth of open-source tools every year and consistently contribute to important open-source projects.
KDAB started out as a virtual company with people working from home. Back in 1999, that was unheard of; today it is commonplace.
KDAB believed in C++ at a time when very few did, knowing that it would eventually become the best tool to deliver the performance and energy efficiency that is critical to embedded systems. We have since become a global leader in training courses for the latest C++ standards.
KDAB has been at the forefront of 3D technologies for many years. We continue to stay at the leading edge by embracing emerging 3D standards like Vulkan and by helping define them. KDAB engineers are also the principal architects of Qt 3D.