Alister’s videos are truly the fastest way to get started in Delphi. I would definitely recommend anyone starting out to buy them. The videos are really easy to follow and interesting – beats reading tedious technical books any day. I especially like working through a real application including a section on using an installer to deploy.

The LearnDelphi.tv site is also a great resource with lots of brilliant free videos and information.

I can’t wait for the next series. Awesome work Alister!


Home Training and Consultancy

Training and Consultancy

Sometimes watching videos and reading articles isn't enough to learn what you need - often it is far more helpful to talk to a real person.  Finding a Delphi expert you can communicate with can be a tricky problem - no longer. Alister Christie is now available on Skype for consultation on Delphi problems and training.

Hiring in an external consultant can be an extremely expensive exercise - travel expenses, accommodation and probably a daily rate.  So why pay them when you can get an expert like Alister Christie, not have to pay for travel or accommodation - and only pay for the time you use - it could be as little as 15 minutes.

What is it?

Alister is experienced in a large of array Delphi and related technologies.  This is your chance to tap into some of this knowledge.  You might be after an opinion - Is it worth it to upgrade to the latest Delphi?  Or it might be more technical - How can I get an Android app to talk to the BDE?  Or you might be after training - Can you teach me how to build data-aware applications? or I've inherited this huge Delphi application - and I don't know Delphi - help!

How does it work?

Initial communication is done via email, a time is organised to talk and Skype names are exchanged.  At the appointed time Alister will video call you via Skype.  Skype has some desktop sharing facilities so that you can demonstrate on your desktop (or vice versa).  Skype does not allow me to remotely control your computer, if this is required (to demonstrate something or help solve a problem) then we can use either VNC or LogMeIn Rescue.

Cost and payment.

Payment is done via PayPal.  Please enquire about pricing via the Contact page or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it directly.

You can click on the button above to pay Alister, remember to describe the service to make it easier to match up payments.

Requirements for consultation.

Booking in advance is essential due to time zone differences, although you can This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to check for availability.

  • Skype
  • Webcam / microphone

Additional requirements for Training / Support

  • Ability to see or control your computer
    • Being able to see your screen can be done through Skype desktop sharing
    • To control your computer we will need to install VNC or use LogMeIn Rescue
  • Good internet connection



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