Faculty Advisor

Heineman, George T


It can be complex to deploy to the Internet a Java application requiring a framework that is not part of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Developers must modify their code to make it conform to the Java applet model and construct specific HTML tags. In addition, the required framework and code files must be uploaded to a web server. This project seeks a way to simplify this process. Specifically, this project enhanced the Java-based CompUnit component framework, which was developed by Professor Heineman of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and created code that enables the deployment of a CompUnit application to the Internet with only minimal modifications needed by the programmer. The result is the Slingshot utility, which enables the deployment of CompUnit applications to the Internet.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science