If I asked you "why do you love this time of year?", I might get back a variety of responses ranging from "the fall foliage where all the leaves change color," or "turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie," or perhaps the most obvious answer since the advent of steamed milk - "pumpkin spice lattes." For me, it's none of those things. The reason why I get uncomfortably excited every year when November rolls around is because the DFP release & deprecation schedule aligns perfectly so that the last release of the year happens right about now. So without further ado, I present you with the latest and greatest version: v201511.

Trafficking Updates

We've been going back and cleaning up our APIs to make them simpler and easier to use. Remember that target platform unification change we made? Now that you've switched over to using TargetPlatform.ANY (and why should you miss out on that sweet mobile traffic because of a pesky ENUM?) we've removed it entirely from the LineItem and AdUnit objects. On the creatives front, Template and Custom creatives now use CreativeAssets for associated assets.

Sales Manager Updates

On the sales manager front, we've exposed a few reporting dimension attributes: PROPOSAL_FLAT_FEE and PROPOSAL_LINE_ITEM_FLAT_FEE, which represent the billing setting for the flat fee checkbox in the UI. In addition, if setting deliveryRateType and roadblockingType are things that you have been wishing for, consider your wish granted. In v201511, you can now set DeliverySettings on ProductTemplates.

See full release notes here.

As a reminder, with each new release comes a new deprecation. If you're using v201411 or earlier, it's time to look into upgrading. v201408 will be sunset at the end of November 2015, and v201411 will be sunset at the end of February 2016. If you have any questions about upgrading, let us know on the developer forum.