Wiki technology is not new; Ward Cunningham created the first WikiWikiWeb
(http://c2.com/cgi/ wiki) in 1995.
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.com/ppr/index.html).
, http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWeb, is credited as the original Wiki.
Wiki is yet another new infotech term that has come to prominence in the last couple of it is said, from the Hawaiian word for "fast," "WikiWikiWeb
" (or just "wiki") describe a particular type of interactive web site--a site to which users can contribute.