Year of the enterprise Wiki

Year of the enterprise Wiki.

Ward Cunningham created the first Wiki site in 1995 to collaborate with
a band of like-minded programmers on the elucidation of common software
patterns. That work continues today at Microsoft, where he works in the
patterns and practices group. Meanwhile, the Wiki concept — a Web site
that every reader can also write and edit –has flourished beyond all

Flexible, direct, lightweight, and requiring only a Web
browser to use, Wikis suit a wide range of applications. There are Wiki
implementations for a dozen programming languages and content
management systems. Wikipedia, the collaborative encyclopedia project
that began in 2001, reached critical mass in 2004. Wikipedia milestones
this year included the millionth article, the 30,000th contributor, and
an explosion of press coverage.

As the Wiki phenomenon enters its second decade, it's hard to
predict just how the technology will evolve. Two things seem certain:
Wiki culture will continue to thrive, and enterprise users will
continue to seek lighter, easier collaboration tools. [Full story at]

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