I've been programming in PHP for about 5 years now and have a good understanding of OOP, patterns etc. I don't know Ruby and have been wanting to learn for a while.

Right to the point:
I have to re-build a site I did in PHP years ago. It's a basic e-commerce site (PayPal) with a MySQL DB. There are a few forms (contact, mailing list etc..). I am wondering if I should take this opportunity to learn Ruby and use it to build this site.

A *real* problem: I have about a week (MAX) to finish it. Would it seem totally impossible form me to learn Ruby, learn RoR and build the site in 1 week? I know I could do it in PHP, but want to move into new areas.


- matt