Let's start the new year (after some days off) with a new round of interesting links and news.

New Year at Embarcadero

The 2015 Embarcadero Year in Review by David I at community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/the-2015-embarcadero-year-in-review-by-david-i

Planning for a great 2016 by Atanas (Embarcadero General Manager) at community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16208-planning-for-a-great-2016

Appmethod Merges with RAD Studio Product Line at community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16209-appmethod-merges-with-rad-studio-product-line

Looking for a (possible) future? Baking an Object Pascal and Raspberry Pie for the Holidays by Allen at blog.therealoracleatdelphi.com/2015/12/baking-object-pascal-and-rapsberry-pie.html

Even if not coming from Embarcadero officially, this is a great post on the status of the Delphi, by Bruce McGee, at glooscapsoftware.blogspot.it/2015/12/the-state-of-delphi.html

Technical 10 Seattle Blog Post

Using LocationSensor on Android Service in Delphi Seattle by Daniele Spinetti at www.danielespinetti.it/2016/01/using-locationsensor-on-android-service.html

Trimming The Fat - Smaller Windows .exe Sizes With Delphi And C++Builder by Briand Long at blong.com/Articles/TrimTheFat/

Windows applications: Icons and the Shell; names, sizes, etc. by Jeroen at wiert.me/2015/12/23/windows-applications-icons-and-the-shell-names-sizes-etc/

There Can Only Be One! by Uwe Raabe (very nice description on the role of desing time packages) at www.uweraabe.de/Blog/2015/12/23/there-can-only-be-one/

Newsgroup Nugget: Row-level locking with FireDAC by David I at community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/newsgroup-nugget-row-level-locking-with-firedac

Third Party

FirePower by Wool2woll updated, see www.woll2woll.com/woll2woll-firepower.html

Looking for a Delphi job or a developer, see (among others) www.delphijobsboard.com/0/

And Some Fun Tidbits

Delphi trending up on Tiobe index (www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html) and did very well on Code 2015 (code2015.herokuapp.com/), but these are honestly limited views on the developers world. If you are a developer (using Delphi or not) you can get counted on a more realistic survey by stackoverflow at www.surveymonkey.com/r/so-2016.

But the other think you should not miss is the latest Verity Stob column, not on Delphi but on functional programming. "Remember the Monoids" is a great read at www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/13/stob_remember_the_monoids