An Introduction to Java Programming and Object-Oriented Application Development is an introductory text intended for beginning programming students, whether in high school, junior college, or a four-year university majoring in computer science or computer information systems. This text covers what students need to know about basic Java programming in a clear, straight-forward writing style. This text spends less time on verbiage and offers more examples than other books. The key concepts are isolated and identified for easier understanding and quick review. This kind of organization will help students better understand what they are reading and enable them to find important topics for review later.