JGenerator was originally conceived as a Java based open-source Generator clone and has quickly grown to encompass most of the functionality of Generator as well as adding quite a few features not available in Generator.
Besides being a dynamic graphics server, JGenerator is also a Java API for creating Flash movies from within Java. This allows developers to essentially create their own mini server-side dynamic Flash solution in Java.
JGenerator's workflow and authoring are the same as Generator. Templates are authored within Flash and then processed and served from the JGenerator server. For the examples in this chapter, Generator and JGenerator are essentially interchangeable, and unless otherwise noted, when Generator is mentioned, you can assume the same applies to JGenerator.