nRF52832 Breakout Board Hookup Guide
To program the chip, and to use any of the nRF52832's 32 I/O, you'll need to solder something to its headers. In the least, we recommend soldering right-angle male headers or straight male headers onto the six-pin serial header. Either of these will interface easily with the FTDI Basic and Beefy Breakouts.
The remaining two rows of vias are breadboard-compatible, so you can solder male pins into both and have it straddle a breadboard.