Today, if you are building websites, you are probably using services from any number of web providers (Facebook Connect, Disqus, etc.). You might even be thinking about exposing some services yourself. There's a dizzying array of choices and protocols when it comes to actually dealing with services. You are expected to become savvy with JSON-P, OAuth, XML, SOAP and perhaps even screen scraping HTML. Based on years of experience with building and consuming standards based services, Karsten will review the matrix of options available to you with some practical advice.