cosmic VS zig

Compare cosmic vs zig and see what are their differences.


A platform for computing and creating applications. (by fubark)


General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software. (by ziglang)
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cosmic zig
8 593
262 19,735
- 2.7%
9.6 10.0
5 days ago about 18 hours ago
Zig Zig
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of cosmic. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-04.
  • Zig is becoming more production-worthy - zigmonthly
    6 projects | | 4 Jul 2022
    What if you could develop native applications in JavaScript or WASM, with a runtime that is not Electron? Cosmic is one answer to that, and a project to keep an eye on for sure:
  • Updates to Cosmic Graphics, Text, UI.
    2 projects | | 24 May 2022
    Example can be found at
  • UI Engine in Zig
    2 projects | | 6 May 2022
    Definitely want to target Vulkan/Metal/DirectX. Also would like to support WebGPU when it's ready. The drawing is conveniently abstracted away in
    2 projects | | 6 May 2022
    More details about the UI engine and how to use it in your own zig projects can be found here:


Posts with mentions or reviews of zig. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-01.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cosmic and zig you can also consider the following projects:

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

Odin - Odin Programming Language

v - Simple, fast, safe, compiled language for developing maintainable software. Compiles itself in <1s with zero library dependencies. Supports automatic C => V translation.

rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

rust - Rust for the xtensa architecture. Built in targets for the ESP32 and ESP8266

go - The Go programming language

TinyGo - Go compiler for small places. Microcontrollers, WebAssembly (WASM/WASI), and command-line tools. Based on LLVM.

crystal - The Crystal Programming Language

llvm-project - The LLVM Project is a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies. Note: the repository does not accept github pull requests at this moment. Please submit your patches at

ssr-proxy-js - A Server-Side Rendering Proxy focused on customization and flexibility!

regex - An implementation of regular expressions for Rust. This implementation uses finite automata and guarantees linear time matching on all inputs.

zig-range - A range function to loop over an index without an extra variable.