With the new internal table constructs in ABAP 7.2 and ABAP 7.4 we have the ability to create ABAP code with fewer statements for the same functionality, without compromising readability of the code. New built-in functions like LINE_INDEX and LINE_EXISTS, and new constructor operators such as CORRESPONDING allow us more flexibility and extensibility when developing and maintaining our ABAP code.
SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP provides highly valuable innovations with SAP NW 7.02 and 7.03, they cover a wide range from language and tool enhancements to UI technologies and services, but don’t be concerned you can still rely on your existing ABAP skills and easily extend to emerging technologies like In-Memory, Cloud and Mobile.
SAP introduced the “New ABAP Debugger” with SAP NetWeaver ’04, which includes a new architecture that enables analysis of all ABAP programs and a state of the-art user interface. The architecture of the New ABAP Debugger, which has been developed from the ground up, will provide for a more flexible and intuitive user interface.