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

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Jeremy Jackson

While I like both, I do prefer existing projects.

Starting a new project presents it's own challenges and gives me the chance to be a bit more creative with my problem solving and can put me into a situation where I have to learn a new way to accomplish something.

Existing projects still allow me to create, but I'm a bit more confined to the way that things are already being done (unless it's my own project then I can just rework it how I want).

If it's an existing project on a team, there are plenty of learning an teaching opportunities since there are different (and more efficient) ways to accomplish something via code. You get to grow and help others grow.