Wiki Wiki Web

This website and the software it runs on were created by Ward Cunningham for the Portland Pattern Repository. It is home to an Informal History Of Programming Ideas as well as a large volume of material recording related discourses and collaboration between its readers.

The content is written by the users -- people like you and me. Anyone can change any page or create new pages. Read the Text Formatting Rules to find out how, and then go to the Wiki Wiki Sandbox to try it yourself. Please use the Wiki Wiki Sandbox if you want to experiment with how editing works. If you make a page you don't want to keep, just replace its text with the word "delete".

This website is the first ever "wiki", where content can be edited by any person. All other wikis, including Wikipedia and Wikiquote and Wiktionary, are descended from it. Wikipedia is now the fifth most visited website according to Alexa (Rank).

Some starting points:

For more information about the software or running your own Wiki Wiki Web:

To read more about the Wiki Wiki Web itself:

Wiki Base hosts the original pages from the earliest wiki.


Other Wikis:

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