We are experiencing a profusion of interconnected devices. Architectures are undergoing radical changes to enable better scaling and resiliency. And at the heart of all of these are several new protocols that are changing the way services communicate. A lot of interest lies with WebSocket, HTTP/2, CoAP, MQTT, XMPP, etc. What can these protocols do? What can we learn from them? And where are things going? This session will explore these questions and more.