Arduino Environment and Esp8266
Arduino IDE 1.6.x or newer is needed (I tried it on version 1.6.8).
- Go to "File -> Preferences" and in the field "Additional Boards Manager URLs" introduce
http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.jsonand click OK.
- Then go to "Tools -> Boards -> Boards Manager" and in the box "Type" select “Contributed”. Select the “esp8266 by ESP8266 Community” package and click the “Install” button.
- Now you can select the board for developing from "Tools -> Boards->ESP8266 Modules" and choose the board you want to program.