There are no big secrets - we just want to keep up the momentum and allow more users to enjoy their experience with MonoX as a powerful and flexible platform. Additionally, we have learned a lot from our users during the last few years, and want to put this knowledge into good use.
We are working hard to break all bindings to a particular database backend, ORM tool, front-end controls, whatever.We will stick with ASP.NET and allow both Web Forms and MVC developers to use all MonoX features - as you probably know, MVC philosophy currently does not really fit in. Additionally, we plan to make the base layers much more configurable and front-end agnostic, allowing developers to use full backend functionality from the tool and the platform of their choice. We are aware of the complexity of the current API - you can achieve a lot with it, but there is definately some room for improvement on our end. Therefore, we are focusing on the base layers and API structure at this point. At the end, it should allow you to use the same functionality from your ASP.NET application that references MonoX on the local machine and some external PHP app using REST calls to the same API.
But this is all MonoX 6 - and will not be ready this year. We will soon open our community feedback system to interact with our users more efficiently, and are determined to build the next great platform for them.