Go is a little different, it is aimed at systems level programming and implements some modern language features. Java is a general purpose language with implementations for a lot of target platforms: originally web applets (Java 1.0/1.1) but then desktops (J2SE) then devices (J2ME) and now finally server side (J2EE).
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