I was taking a look at some Programming Language Book when I saw the below paragraph:

The choice of admin tool here is a totally personal one. I have used pgAdmin in its prior iterations, and it was totally fine, but since they moved it to a “web version,” running in its own little webserver, I’ve avoided it. Can’t quite put my finger on why; I think mostly it just comes across as a bloated and counterintuitive piece of software. It’s a web app that requires the install of a local webserver? Doesn’t “smell” right to me.

As to the paragraph, what's the meaning of bloated in this context?

Does the author mean that this software is not as good as they would say?

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You arent wrong to say that the software is not as good as it seems.

A bloated software means

Software bloat is a process whereby successive versions of a computer program become perceptibly slower, use more memory, disk space or processing power, or have higher hardware requirements than the previous version, while making only dubious user-perceptible improvements or suffering from feature creep. Wikipedia

So basically by saying it is a "bloated piece of software" and that it is a "web app that requires the install of a local webserver", means it is a software that is "slightly worse" than what it is supposed to be.


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