I am so excited about the changes to the Domino server coming in 8.5. We will basically be getting ten years of improvements in one go, including but not limited to...
- full gzip compression
- JSF support built into Domino
- completely rewritten HTML rendering engine with properly formed XHTML
- new design elements to separate design from data
- new URL commands
- stateful sessions
and the list goes on. I can't overstate how good all of this is. The future looks incredibly bright for the Domino developer.