We recommend using the client library through Maven. We also provide binary distributions on our releases page and through the Maven central repository (see our quick start guide for details). However, you can build the library yourself using the build process described below.
The client library is built with Gradle. Dependencies are downloaded from the Maven Central repository.
Install Java development kit
JDK 1.8 or later is required to build the library. We'll assume that Java is installed on your machine for the purposes of this guide.
Building with Gradle
We recommend using the included Gradle wrapper. See
for the current version. You do not need a separate Gradle installation.
Build the library
Clone this project in the directory of your choice.
git clone https://github.com/googleads/google-ads-java.git
Navigate to the
Run the following command to build the snapshot version of the library and examples project.
Export the client library to a local Maven repository.
Use the client library in a local Maven repository
After a successful build and export, the artifacts for the client library are
available to Maven/Gradle from the local repository (typically
~/.m2/repository/com/google/api-ads/google-ads/). Add a dependency on the
SNAPSHOT version that was just built to any subsequent project build files. The
version is defined in