Many out there have used the ESPBasic developed by Mike. This was a great system, but had some flaws that were apparently hard to track down and make it stable.
This new BASIC seems to be quite stable and is packed with AMAZING features. It is a complete re-write from the ground up and is very easy to use and makes projects quite easy and fun to implement.
Take a look, you will be happy you did. https://sites.google.com/site/annexwifi/home