This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Go has built-in garbage collection that seems to work better than Java's (no sudden halts when the garbage collector kicks in). In general, Go does not require the programmer to do any bookkeeping that is better done by the runtime system.