This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma 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.