This will make it even easier to program the first versions of the (famous) ESP8266 device that most of us see available.

Basically it makes it even easier to program this breadboard unfriendly device. An individual has created what he claims is a breakout board for this original ESP8266 device, but making it work is still difficult.I found mine via a store in NYC called Tinkersphere. But since they also sell both it was easy. Google should bring up the listings.

I can't provide programming as there are abundant sketches available via the Arduino IDE, once it has been told about the ESP8266.