I'm currently developing my first custom module for Drupal 7 and am having a hard time finding documentation about the available local deployment strategies.
I have a custom module project, consisting of my modules sources, a gulp file and some other things of less interest (README, .editorconfig, ...). When I make a change on my source code, my gulp builder automatically deploy the changes to my local Drupal installation (the document root), in the folder where my custom module is installed.
Now, I would like to test my changes, and that's where I'm stuck: changes that are part of the install hooks of the module (adding fields, custom nodes, and so on) don't appear on the website. I have to disable my module, uninstall it, resinstall it and enable it to see those changes. This is a very long and painful process.
Even using drush commands to achieve this, the disable, uninstall, install and enable process is very long, meaning I'm losing a lot of time waiting for Drupal to manage my module, even for the tiniest source code change.
And of course, in any case, I have to recreate every content I had previsouly created to test my module.
Is there a strategy to allow near-realtime deploy and testing when developing a custom module ? How are you guys dealing with this ? Is there at least a drush command to replay the install hooks of my module ?
Thanks by advance.