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

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Nick Shulhin

Good question!

It can be rephrased as: "Would you take a red or a blue pill?"

In one scenario you write everything from scratch and create your own vision of bliss with ignorance, while in another one - suffer reality of unlimited refactoring, migration and "God, how does it even work!?".

But from personal experience jumping on existing project is much more interesting and beneficial.

First of all, you challenge yourself to dive into sometimes unknown stack + playing decipher games on written codebase.

Being abused with careless code makes you re-think an attitude: you should write a code like the next day it will be carried over by another team 😁