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Making your enterprise data and traditional Web services consumable through the World Wide Web is becoming increasingly important for a organization. REST (representational state transfer), a collection architecture principle, plays a key role in making your services easily integrated in both your enterprise applications and others via Web. This tutorial will teach you the basic of REST and the related application architecture, the atom publishing protocol (APP) and how it stitches each resource in the service architecture, the best practices in constructing the REST services, and how to utilize and integrate other REST services with your existing web service and application. Furthermore, it will also show you how to effectively use and consume the REST services from the IBM social software (lotus connections) in order to build your own social Web applications. You will not only learn the industrial products and trends in utilizing and making the consumable services using REST and APP, but also learn the details on how to make the most out of your own consumable services.