The Rise and Fall of the Free Lance

Originally coined as a term to describe mercenary soldiers, the phrase “free lance” has come a long way in the past 200 years. Sir Walter Scott, originator of the term, first wrote it in the book Ivanhoe in 1820: I offered Richard the service of my Free Lances, and he…

How—and Why—to Perform a Project Audit

As a freelance developer, I am occasionally asked to audit projects that have had the majority of development outsourced. While outsourcing isn’t an intrinsically bad thing, managing an outsourced product requires you to walk a very fine line between “bootstrapped” and “cheap.” The CodeNo two codebases are the same,…