What do you have to configure in a compiler to compile a toy first program? "g++ main.cpp" gets the job done. Pushing buttons in an IDE abstracts the programmer from what is happening, and I've seen some that never bothered to learn. So-called "senior" developers whose eyes glazed over when I asked where .class files were generated and to check if the right .jar files were in the class path. Different language, but you get the point. They were lost outside of Eclipse.
Maybe I'm a dinosaur, but the first thing I learned in my first programming class was how to compile and link, and yes, IDE's were available way back then. :-)