When you're building a big site, it's important for deployment of changes to be repeatable and testable across environments. Features can be a bit of a pain, especially handling variables in strongarm, so until Drupal 8 configuration management solves everything, the more change you can put into install and update hooks the better.
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In case you didn't already know, Drush is great. It can massively speed up the Drupal development process. Here are some of the commands I use again and again, so I've got them all in one place for reference. *Run an install hook manually drush ev "module_load_include('install', 'mymodule');mymodule_install();" Clear the CSS & JS aggregation cache drush cc css+js Clear all caches drush cc all