ASP.NET Zero vs Escher: What are the differences?
Developers describe ASP.NET Zero as "Base solution for web applications". It is a starting point for new web applications with modern UI and SOLID architecture. It saves time by providing common application requirements as a pre-built Visual Studio solution (with full source code). On the other hand, Escher is detailed as "An Elm-like web framework for Julia". A web server for 2016. Escher's built-in web server allows you to create interactive UIs with very little code. It takes care of messaging between Julia and the browser under-the-hood. It can also hot-load code: you can see your UI evolve as you save your changes to it.
ASP.NET Zero and Escher can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Escher is an open source tool with 316 GitHub stars and 66 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Escher's open source repository on GitHub.