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 754,258 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ward Cunningham is the 30th most popular computer scientist (down from 29th in 2019), the 2,366th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,061st in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Ward Cunningham ranks 30 out of 205Before him are Dorothy Vaughan, Maurice Wilkes, Larry Tesler, J. C. R. Licklider, Peter Naur, and Guido van Rossum. After him are Luigi Federico Menabrea, Frances E. Allen, Ivan Sutherland, Jef Raskin, Don Norman, and Tony Hoare.

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Among people born in 1949, Ward Cunningham ranks 116Before him are Robert Sternberg, Tom Pryce, Sergei Bagapsh, Jeremy Corbyn, Marc Ravalomanana, and Kgalema Motlanthe. After him are Patrick Tambay, Pam Grier, Carlos Bianchi, Dubravka Ugrešić, Patrick Duffy, and Elizabeth Warren.

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Among people born in United States, Ward Cunningham ranks 2,366 out of 15,968Before him are Jermaine Jackson (1954), Richard Anderson (1926), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert W. Wood (1868), and Jennifer Beals (1963). After him are Michael Phelps (1985), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Anna Moffo (1932), Carol Gilligan (1936), Emma Stone (1988), and Jeffrey C. Hall (1945).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Ward Cunningham ranks 19Before him are Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Larry Tesler (1945), and J. C. R. Licklider (1915). After him are Frances E. Allen (1932), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Jef Raskin (1943), Don Norman (1935), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), and Allen Newell (1927).

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