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The page you are reading was (at some point) generated dynamically from a database of information by a program on a web server. The information in the database can be modified by anyone and this leads to the creation of a truly collaborative web site.

If you are a newcomer and want to know how to get started with this site, then please see Getting Started With Wiki.

The original Wiki was invented by WardCunninghamNew Page and was then called Wiki Wiki. It was built for the Pattern Languages community to aid in the collaborative creation and documentation of software patterns. To see this Wiki in action, and get more information on Wikis in general go to

This particular Wiki started with Dolphin Wiki Web from Object Arts. It is implemented as bunch of Perl scripts that were derived from another Wiki clone called JOS Wiki[1]. The original Dolphin implementation implementation is available for download at [2].

I started with Dolphin Wiki Web because it had a few features that I liked, and the source code was readily available, and was simple enough that I could understand it and start hacking on it within a couple of hours. A much bigger, functionally richer descendent of JOS Wiki is TWiki, but that one has too many features and requires me to resister in order to download it.

I hacked on this some more. To start, I trimmed some unnecessary functionality which I didn't expect to use. I don't plan on adding many features, since I do have a day job. However, I may clean some things up in my spare time.

- BruceDodsonNew Page

DolphinWikiWeb Advantages

There are a number of advantages that Dolphin Wiki Web has over some other Wiki implementations. Some of these are inherited from JOS.

Related pages: Wiki Beginners Topics