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Design Goals of the Smallest Federated Wiki



Ward Cunningham discusses the designs goals of a federated wiki.


Ward Cunningham is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki. He started programming WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on, on March 25, 1995. 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.

About the conference

SPLASH — the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity — embraces all aspects of programming, languages, and software construction and delivery. It incorporates OOPSLA, Onward!, the Dynamic Languages Symposium, and a host of workshops, panels, tutorials, demonstrations and invited talks.

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May 07, 2015