Howard Cunningham

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Howard Cunningham

Name: Howard (Ward) G. Cunningham

Born: May 26, 1949, in USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer programmer who developed the first wiki.
  • A pioneer in both Extreme Programming and design patterns. He started programming the software "WikiWikiWeb" in 1994.
  • In 1995, he installed the WikiWikiWeb on the website of his software consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham. There, it functioned as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository.

Significant publications

  • The Wiki Way (2001).


"The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." (Cunningham's Law)