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Discussion on: Do you prefer starting new projects or working on existing ones?

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Glenn Stovall • Edited

I've never heard the term "brown-field" before but I love it.

It sounds a little woo-woo, but once I took a personality test, and one of the results said something that resonated with me:

"You don't excel at starting new things, but your biggest strength is making good things better."

So for that reason, I'll say "brown-field." I struggle with creating from scratch, but I enjoy refactoring, optimizing, and building on work that is already solid.

As a counterpoint, My favorite way to test and learn new things has been in the green field space. Create a new project, mess around, take notes, delete it at the end of the day. Sometimes when you want to plant a tree you don't want to do it in the middle of a forest.