First Advisor

Sjodin, Robert (Rob)


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

121 pages


Sustainable Resources was a non-profit organization based out of Boulder, CO that, at the time of this project hosted yearly conferences to help find solutions to world poverty. Although, the previous web site had a professional appearance, it was not meeting their needs with regards to usability, extensibility, and maintainability, as they had been forced to rely heavily on a transient volunteer IT labor base. The aim of this project was to address their functional and maintenance problems. The application's front-end was built in adherence to the Model -view-Controller (MVC) design pattern and implemented using the Jakarta Struts framework and consisted of, a JSP interface. Hibernate was used as the database persistence layer and the entire data model was completely replaced, as certain data fields were being duplicated in the former system. While giving Sustainable Resources the same functionality they had previously enjoyed, the new application enabled the site's administrators to effectively maintain parts of the application without IT support and supplied them with the necessary documentation to assist future developers with upgrades.

Date of Award

Fall 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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