I, Terry Ellison, am the author of this page and I have been one of the core contributors to the NodeMCU for over a year now, and one of the first contributions that I made was to rework and promote much of the content here to form an official Lua Developer FAQ which fully maintained by the project. I have therefore decided to remove the out-of-date version of this duplicated content from this page. I have left some NodeMCU hardware specifics here, because these don't really relate to the software project maintained on github.
I am still maintaining a thread on the ESP8266 forum, Discussions on my nodeMCU Lua unofficial FAQ. Please use this to discuss any issues that you have with this or the official distro FAQ; any areas where you feel that the explanation is unclear or needs further expansion; or any or Qs that you feel need answering and would help others if they were included here.
Thank-you. Terry Ellison
The project now maintain a full set of documentation in English on NodeMCU Lua and all the supported modules. If you are using a master build, then please refer to the master documentation and to the development documentation if you are using a development build.
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Whether DIO or QIO modes are available depends on the physical connection between the ESP8266 CPU and its onboard flash chip. QIO connects to the flash using 6 pins as compared to DIO's 4, and QIO is twice as fast to read/write as DIO.