Welcome Visitors

Welcome to the Wiki Wiki Web, also known as "Wiki". A lot of people had their first wiki experience here. This community has been around since 1995 and consists of many people. We always accept newcomers with valuable contributions. If you haven't used a wiki before, be prepared for a bit of Culture Shock. The usefulness of Wiki is in the freedom, simplicity, and power it offers.

This site's primary focus is People Projects And Patterns in Software Development. However, it is more than just an Informal History Of Programming Ideas. It started there, but the theme has created a culture and Dramatic Identity all its own. All Wiki content is Work In Progress. Most of all, this is a forum where people share ideas! It changes as people come and go. Much of the information here is subjective. If you are looking for a dedicated reference site, try Wiki Pedia; Wiki Is Not Wikipedia!

Browse via Starting Points, or use the Find Page search facility to find your way.

Bookmark Recent Changes and watch how things change.

Please pay attention to the tone of articles. See Welcome To Wiki Please Be Polite.

If you have beginner questions, you can see New User Questions.

When learning Text Formatting Rules to edit pages, please use the Wiki Wiki Sandbox for all your trial edits.

If you have any other questions, ask the Wiki Help Desk, and be patient.

The Wiki Engines page provides a reference to Wiki Implementations.

You can also select one of the Random Pages, so with some luck, you start on a good point.

People should know a little Wiki History.

Please read widely on this Wiki before adding new wiki pages or editing an old one. This helps to reduce unnecessary clutter.

Wiki Squatting (using Wiki as personal Web space), Walled Gardens (a series of self-contained pages within a larger wiki), Chat Mode (Thread Mode without cleanup), and especially Wiki Spam (commercial advertising) are all frowned upon. We have several related Sister Sites - religious debates or similar material are better suited to The Adjunct; purely artistic or whimsical stuff goes to Green Cheese (currently defunct).

If you like the wiki concept and want to use a wiki for your own purposes (such as discussing topics other than those mentioned above), please consider other Public Wiki Forums, or look at the Running Your Own Wiki Faq. There are many Wiki Wiki Clones and Wiki Engines available. You can get help on Choosinga Wiki if you are overwhelmed by the big list of options. recent-changes

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