Continuous Delivery (CD) you've heard about it used on big fancy sites, but how can you implement it yourself? The critical thing in continuous delivery is that the main branch is in a deployable state at all times enabling regular releases. At DrupalCon Barcelona Dries talked about how projects, including Drupal core, might be able to achieve this noble goal. Implementing CD in Drupal 7 can be tricky but it can also be insanely powerful.
Small, unexpected front-end changes are tough to spot manually and can be a signal for larger problems. Rapid development cycles, large page counts and developer fatigue can make it difficult to catch even visually obvious mistakes before they go live.
Fast, simple, local development for the masses!
It's time to burn down W/MAMP, Virtual Box, Chef, Puppet, Vagrant, lxc, Docker, and all that other DevOps overhead. 2016 is the year cloud-based IDEs become viable.
Decoupling Drupal ("headless" Drupal) is a technique whereby the CMS sends data via JSON to the client and passes on responsibility of rendering and controller logic to the browser. When incorporated, this approach can produce responsive, customizable and scalable web applications.