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You can use C++ with c4ev3, also available as Eclipse Plugin. If you are ok with sending the commands remotely, you can even use any language that supports popen() like functionality, (which includes every useful language out there, with some bash-fu even Brainfuck). Check out moveEv3.pl.
Here is a short curses  script written in Perl with which you can use the arrow keys on your usb/bluetooth/WLAN connected PC to control the EV3. It uses ev3duder, part of c4ev3, to establish a connection to the device and then keep sending direct messages to the motors. That way you don't need to modify any software on the EV3. : Curses is a ...
c4ev3 has an Eclipse CDT Plugin based on GNUARMEclipse so you can do your C/C++ Programming for the EV3 and upload/browse the filesystem without leaving Eclipse. It works with the stock firmware/OS and comes with an API to access sensors/motors. You can run it on Windows, Linux and OS X. Also compiles on FreeBSD but didn't test if it actually works. If ...
You can control an EV3 brick as it is (no added firmware) via bluetooth with Snap. This open source Snap extension can be find at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BycKtjGwKylicndOeXNkcXVlVG8 It allows you to control all the sensors in the LEGO box, the motors and the vehicle (if you need one). The documentation (and the blocks) is mostly in french :-...
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