Fully revised and updated to reflect the most recent features in Java 7 and Java 8, Java Illuminated, Fourth Edition is one of the most interactive and user-friendly texts available. Comprehensive but accessible, the text takes a progressive approach to object-oriented programming, allowing students to build on established skills to develop new and increasingly complex classes. Java Illuminated follows an activity-based active learning approach that ensures student engagement and interest. This Fourth Edition now includes techniques for producing graphical output and animations using both applets and graphical applications. Packed with real-world applications and student activities, Java Illuminated, Fourth Edition, will draw students in to the world of programming.