Microsoft has just announced the SharePoint Framework - a new model for building SharePoint solutions. And although you can't start building solutions using it just yet, there are quite a few things that you can start learning today to be prepared when the new framework becomes available.
Bower allows you to manage client-side dependencies for your web applications. A common practice is not to include them in source control. So how do you deploy them together with your web application to Azure Web Apps?
Azure Web Apps support a number of services for continuous deployment. One of them is a Git repository to which you can push your changes and which are automatically deployed to your Azure Web App. Did you know however that you can leverage your existing Gulp tasks in that deployment process to deploy the release version of your web application?