Major

Computer Science - Management

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This paper examines the benefits of custom built as opposed to licensed software, using a guest management system as a comparison. The University of Akron employs a web application that allows residents to check guests into each residence hall on campus. In addition to this paper, a custom web application was built to contrast against the university's current system and to recognize the issues raised by its employee staff. This paper is written using the software development lifecycle as its main structure; the planning and analysis through the development process is discussed at length.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Zhong-Hui Duan

First Reader

Will Crissey

Second Reader

Valerie Bloodsworth

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