While it’s a great help, it won’t write your code for you and users need to keep an eye on it. So it’s more like a faster input than a coding partner.
Right now, a license for TabNine costs $49 for personal use and $99 for business use. With people having to sign up for the Deep TabNine beta to get access to the latest deep learning updates and features. On the website, Jackson Jacob (the creator) justifies the cost like this, which in fact is a decent reason: “TabNine will save you at least 1 second per minute. If you value your time above $1.40/hour, it will pay for itself in less than a year.”
He also added that if building a program like this using open-source software was possible; then the future would be bright for AI-assisted coding. “It’s the goal of everyone working in this space to tell the computer what code you want to write and it does it for you,” he says. “We’re nowhere close to that at the moment, but I see this as a tool that makes it a little more convenient for you to express your thoughts.”