I know there are certain shaped microcontrollers that can fit onto a breadboard without using an actual PCB, like the Arduino. One can use normal jumper wires and utilize the breadboard to their own discretion with this type of microcontroller below.
This is just a picture I found on the internet so I am not asking about how to configure a microcontroller on a breadboard.
Since there are different shapes of microcontrollers (particularly 32-bit or higher microcontrollers), there would be no easy way to test those types of microcontrollers.
How would you be able to test these types of shaped microcontrollers? Obviously placing this on a breadboard could short circuit particular connections within the chip. Would we have to just place it on a PCB and then connect each pin with a jumper wire to connect it to a breadboard?