Escapade, or ESP for short, is a server-side scripting language that provides an interface to back-end database contents. Specifically designed to create dynamic information from this data, Escapade can be used to generate any kind of document - HTML, XML, text, and more. Unlike many scripting languages currently available, Escapade boasts a relaxed and forgiving learning curve. Another key characteristic of ESP is its ability to not only supplant other scripts, but to co-exist comfortably with them as well. Rather than the esoteric scripting of Perl of PHP, ESP syntax more closely resembles BASIC. This makes ESP a comparative pleasure for web developers. Anyone with a solid knowledge of HTML can be up and running with Escapade in a matter of hours. You just need to add two lines to httpd.conf, extract the binaries to your cgi-bin and you are up and running.