1. [syn: slingshot, sling, catapult]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic
between the arms; used to propel small stones [syn:
slingshot, sling, catapult]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Software's real time financial server for the Internet.
Slingshot allows the delivery of real time market data across
the Internet and private intranets quickly, cheaply and
securely. The first beta-test version was released free to
the Internet on 6 August 1996. Slingshot allows any financial
institution, regardless of size, to publish their rates and
associated information to a global audience using standard
Internet protocols and software. The real-time data can be
seamlessly integrated into any standard web
application and thus combined with static text, database
queries and even audio and video objects, to create services.
The Slingshot protocol enables the delivery of other forms of
real time data over the Internet, thus making Slingshot useful
in industries as varied as manufacturing, betting, telemetry,
weather, transport and medicine.
Version 2's improved protocol minimises the required
bandwidth and can go through firewalls, proxies, and
virus scanners, making Slingshot real-time data accessible
everywhere where normal web access is possible.