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Crecto is an ORM written in Crystal which uses a Repository architectural pattern, where storage related concerns (the Repo) are separated from business concerns (the model).

Crecto was inspired by Ecto for the Elixir language. And while Elixir is a functional language, Crystal and Crecto are not. Models have mutable properties and are instances of Classes which inherit from Crecto::Model.

Crecto features multiple database connectors via Crecto::Repo, query building with Crecto::Query, transactions using Crecto::Multi, validations, database constraints, and more.