We will start simple for the first post. Here is a thing I spent some time looking for - a complete list of Cordova hooks.
The list may change, but the official definition is directly in Cordova documentation and is rather simple - there is one
after_ hook for each
before_build/ after_build before_compile/ after_compile/ before_docs/ after_docs/ before_emulate/ after_emulate/ before_platform_add/ after_platform_add/ before_platform_rm/ after_platform_rm/ before_platform_ls/ after_platform_ls/ before_plugin_add/ after_plugin_add/ before_plugin_ls/ after_plugin_ls/ before_plugin_rm/ after_plugin_rm/ before_plugin_search/ after_plugin_search/ # Only executed for the plugin being installed before_plugin_install/ after_plugin_install/ # Only executed for the plugin being removed so there is no after before_plugin_uninstall/ before_prepare/ after_prepare/ before_run/ after_run/ before_serve/ after_serve/ pre_package/ <-- Windows 8 and Windows Phone only.
This comes from an answer on SO.