What is workbench?

  • (noun): A strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic.
    Synonyms: work bench, bench


A workbench is sturdy table at which manual work is done. They range from simple flat surfaces to very complex designs that may be considered tools in themselves. Workbenches vary in size from tiny jewelers benches to the huge benches used by staircase makers. Almost all workbenches are rectangular in shape, often using the surface, corners and edges as flat/square and dimension standards. Design is as varied as type of work for which the benches are used but most share these attributes:

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Intuition (Amiga)
... Intuition should not be confused with Workbench, the AmigaOS spatial file manager, which relies on Intuition for handling windows and input events ... which were released with Amiga 1000 named the whole operating system (OS) "Workbench" ... Since then, users and CBM itself referred to "Workbench" as the nickname for the whole AmigaOS (including Amiga DOS, Extras, etc.) ...
New Icons - History
... Standard AmigaOS Workbench icons were plain and uninteresting limited to four colours, having no standard size, and viewed from a straight-on perspective that left them looking two-dimensional ... Unlike a standard Workbench icon, which only includes palette index information and is thus at the mercy of the user's chosen Workbench palette, NewIcons icons are ... adapt the icon's colours into the current Workbench screen palette ...
Amiga OS 4 - Description - Workbench
... The Workbench is the GUI of OS4, a graphical interface file manager and application launcher for the Operating System ...
My SQL Workbench - Releases
... The first preview version of MySQL Workbench was released in September 2005, and was not included in the MySQL GUI Tools Bundle ... Development was started again in 2007 and MySQL Workbench was set to become the MySQL GUI flagship product ... was started 5.0 to emphasis the fact that MySQL Workbench was developed as the successor to DBDesigner4 ...
Types of Workbench
... Workbench types may be divided according to the particular work they are designed to accommodate Multi-purpose/portable These benches are small, light, collapsible, and typically have built in clamps ... See also Workbench (woodworking) Metalworking Metalworkers need benches built to handle grinding, welding, light casting and forging, and layout ... Software Software used the metaphor of a workbench for exposing file management and application launching functionality, like in the AmigaOS workbench, or for designing processes connecting ...