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Ward Cunningham

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Howard G. Cunningham (born May 26, 1949) is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki and was a co-author of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. A pioneer in both design patterns and extreme programming, he started coding the WikiWikiWeb in 1994, and installed it on (the website of his software consultancy) on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ward Cunningham has received more than 888,869 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ward Cunningham is the 25th most popular computer scientist (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,873rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,365th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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  • 57.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Ward Cunningham ranks 25 out of 201Before him are Ken Thompson, Dorothy Vaughan, Marvin Minsky, Guido van Rossum, Alan Kay, and John Backus. After him are Jef Raskin, Leonard Kleinrock, Kevin Mitnick, Tony Hoare, Ivan Sutherland, and Barbara Liskov.

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Among people born in 1949, Ward Cunningham ranks 91Before him are Arif Alvi, Gary Ridgway, Salif Keita, Sergei Bagapsh, Dusty Hill, and Alan García. After him are Vicky Leandros, Larry Holmes, Vera Wang, Billy Gibbons, Hamida Djandoubi, and Alan Lancaster.

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Among people born in United States, Ward Cunningham ranks 1,873 out of 18,182Before him are Helen Hayes (1900), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Kelly Preston (1962), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Jack Vance (1916), and Jaclyn Smith (1945). After him are Michael Phelps (1985), Pontiac (1714), Ray Conniff (1916), Larry Scott (1938), Olympia Dukakis (1931), and Aaron Spelling (1923).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Ward Cunningham ranks 16Before him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), Ken Thompson (1943), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Marvin Minsky (1927), Alan Kay (1940), and John Backus (1924). After him are Jef Raskin (1943), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Kevin Mitnick (1963), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Barbara Liskov (1939), and J. C. R. Licklider (1915).

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