Heading to the Google I/O Developer Event

Friday, May 23, 2008

Next week, on May 28th and 29th, we're headed to Google I/O. This will be Google's largest developer event of the year. There will be over 80 breakout sessions on the latest web development technologies as well as hands-on Code Labs and informal Q&A at Fireside Chats. You can see the complete session schedule on the event website. We'll be hosting a demonstration booth and answering questions about the AdWords API.

Hope to see you there!

-- Debbie Leight, Product Marketing

Integration of Code Samples into the Developer Guide

Thursday, May 22, 2008

While referencing our online API documentation, you've probably found yourself switching between the developer guide and applicable code samples. We realized that it would be more helpful to you to find these materials in the same place. Therefore, today, we are happy to announce the integration of code samples directly into the developer guide. In the guide, for methods that have corresponding code samples, we've added a new "Samples" section. When you expand the plus box next to these sections, you will see:

  • examples of a method's usage in multiple (programming) languages,
  • syntax highlighting and line numbers,
  • easy navigation, and
  • a link to a full sample.
The AdWords API Developer's Guide is located at http://www.google.com/apis/adwords/developer/index.html. An example
of a method that lists a "Samples" section is at

Check it out and tell us what you think!

-- Stan Grinberg, Developer Programs Engineer

AdWords Downtime: May 17, 10am-2pm PST

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We'll be performing routine system maintenance on Saturday, May 17 from approximately 10:00am to 2:00pm PST. You won't be able to access AdWords or the API during this time frame, but your ads will continue to run as normal.

-Jeffrey Posnick, AdWords API Team