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Yeah. Stated another way, building new stuff is more highly valued than maintenance. Even though the new stuff may fail, or the maintenance may end up requiring more skill than building.

This is what our industry values; make your choices accordingly. It’s also one reason for the perception that developers are more obsessed with new shiny things than learning their older counterparts. We’re incentivized to act that way.

You can’t only look at your work in terms of what is most valuable for the business, because that may turn out to conflict with what is best for you and your career.

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