Ward Cunningham

>Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham (born May 26, 1949) is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki. A pioneer in both design patterns and extreme programming, he started programming the software WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the website of the software consultancy he started with his wife Karen, Cunningham & Cunningham (commonly known by its domain name, c2.com), on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository. > He has authored a book about wikis, titled The Wiki Way, and also invented Framework for Integrated Tests. He was a keynote speaker at the first three instances of the WikiSym conference series on wiki research and practice as well as a keynote speaker at the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017. > wikipedia

Using Smalltalk. Ward explored, with Kent Beck, how Christopher Alexander's concept of Pattern Languages could be applied to software development.

He wrote Federated Wiki while he served as Nike's open-data fellow. He currently works for New Relic in Portland, Oregon.

These sites address specific aspects of wiki often written for different audiences. He starts with the most general or introductory and progress to the more detailed, speculative, or historical.

He writes here about what he's been reading and the ideas that spawn from that. Dot line marks end quote.

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