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 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