Wiki technology is not new; Ward Cunningham created the first WikiWikiWeb
In the relatively short time since he created the first wiki, WikiWikiWeb
, (or wiki for short) on March 25, 1995 (Choate, 2008), wiki has grown into one of the most important tools in educational, business, entrepreneurial, and research settings.
The first wikis were developed by Ward Cunningham, a programmer who created the WikiWikiWeb
, a collaborative software guide, in 1995.
The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a Web site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer-science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb
and online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia.
Most public wikis operate through open-source code derived from the original WikiWikiWeb
, known as the Portland Pattern Repository, developed in 1995 by Ward Campbell (see http://c2.